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A Westbury man was arrested Thursday night in Hampton Bays on drugged driving and weapons charges after state troopers found him sitting in his car in the middle of Sunrise Highway, New York State Police said.

Muhammad Haynes, 36, was arrested Jan. 23 and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

State troopers were called to Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays after a car was seen parked in the center median around 10 p.m. on Thursday. Cops said Haynes was behind the wheel when troopers approached the car.

“Troopers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and marijuana emanating from the driver,” a news release said. Authorities also said Haynes failed sobriety tests at the scene and was taken into custody.

Cops allegedly found a flashlight that was actually a stun gun and a metal grinder that contained marijuana.

Haynes, authorities said, is on probation after a previous weapon possession conviction. He was held in police custody and will face a judge at Suffolk First District Court in Central Islip for arraignment.

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