SOUTH BELOIT - A Beloit man was arrested on March 20 after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadside safety check set up by Illinois State Police, according to South Beloit Police Chief Adam Truman. 

Anthony Torres, 27, was arrested following a traffic stop in South Beloit where a loaded handgun and an open container alcohol were found in the vehicle, Truman said. 

Torres was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and he was cited for driving while revoked, driving without insurance and transporting open intoxicants. 

He remains in custody at the Winnebago County jail.