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Livingston parolee arrested on weapons charge

Navneet Aulakh, 30, of Livingston
Navneet Aulakh, 30, of Livingston

A Livingston man was arrested Sunday night on a weapons charge after a Merced County Sheriff's detective saw him run a stop sign.

Just after 8:30 p.m., AG STAR Detective Aaron McKnight saw Navneet Aulakh, 30, of Livingston, run a stop sign on his motorcycle at Lincoln Avenue and Westside Boulevard. Aulakh took off at more than 100 miles per hour, the sheriff's department said in a press release. McKnight caught up to the driver and pulled him over.

As McKnight approached, he ordered Aulakh to place his hands on his helmet, but he refused to take his right hand from his waistband, the sheriff's department said. After a brief struggle, McKnight was able to put Aulakh into handcuffs.

McKnight found a .22 semi-automatic handgun in the dirt next to the motorcycle. Aulakh was booked into Merced County Jail and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a handgun and violating his parole. He remains in jail without bail.