Siblings charged following checkpoint

POSTED: 5:32 PM Sep 17 2013

Gate City Police say a brother and sister face charges after plowing through a checkpoint Friday night

26-year-old Shaina Peterson is charged with DUI, possession of Xanax, possession of brass knuckles and carrying a concealed weapon.

Officers say her brother, 29-year-old Ricky Lee Taylor, was her passenger and reached for a loaded handgun under his seat, but they were able to stop him.

They say he had baggies containing a white powder substance that police did not identify.

Taylor is charged with drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon.