State Troopers say a man has been arrested on DWI, drug, and weapons-related charges following a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County.

49-year-old Kevin A. Simmons of Teaneck was stopped around 5 AM this past Saturday in Mansfield Township, according to authorities.

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During the stop, Trooper Jett determined that Simmons was under the influence and arrested him for DWI. After further investigation, Trooper Jett discovered that Simmons was also in possession of a .380 caliber handgun, a machete, and marijuana.

Simmons was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and DWI.

He was being held in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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