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Man held at gunpoint, released

Posted: March 6, 2013 3:07 p.m.
Updated: March 6, 2013 3:07 p.m.

Local sheriff’s deputies held a motorist at gunpoint Tuesday after he was suspected of driving a stolen car, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

About 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station stopped a motorist on Magic Mountain Parkway near Auto Center Drive, Lt. Tom Bryski said.

“They suspect it’s a stolen car,” he said. “We’re still trying to figure that out.”

When the car — a white Acura Integra — was pulled over, at least half a dozen deputies had drawn their weapons, including one deputy with a long-barreled firearm, pointed at the suspect.

As it turns out, the car was not stolen, Bryski said a short time later.

“Last I heard, he may have been DUI,” he said at about 5 p.m., referring to suspicions the motorist had been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

However, sobriety tests indicated that, too, was not the case.

The motorist was not charged with any offense and released about 6 p.m.
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