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LEMOORE — Two people are in jail following a traffic stop early Friday morning in Lemoore that ended with alcohol and weapons charges.

Police said at 2:30 a.m., an officer on patrol saw a gray, four-door vehicle traveling faster than the posted speed limit in the area of Hanford-Armona Road and Beverly Drive.

Police said as the officer prepared to make a traffic stop, the car started traveling in residential neighborhoods without its lights on and going about 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of East Hazelwood Drive.

According to police, five people were in the car with the driver identified as 34-year-old Alicia Eileen Grijalva of Lemoore. Police said it determined that Grijalva was under the influence of alcohol and also had two $50,000 Kings County warrants for her arrest.

Police said another occupant of the car, 27-year-old Angel Ruiz Romero of Eloy, Arizona, was found with a holstered 9mm semi-automatic handgun containing a high capacity magazine loaded with 19 live ammunition rounds. Police said search of the vehicle also found an additional 9mm semi-automatic handgun that was loaded with six live rounds as well as an ammunition box with 39 live 9mm rounds.

Grijalva was arrested and transported to Kings County Jail where she was booked on the two warrants and suspicion of driving while under the influence.

Romero was arrested and transported to Kings County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of live ammunition and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $30,000.

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