Posted February 19, 2016 5:26 pm by Comments

By Dave Urbanski

Raymond Hughes (Image source: NRA News)

A Pennsylvania corrections officer who says he was the victim of a drunken driving accident in New Jersey ended up facing charges himself when he told police he had a handgun, the Associated Press reported.

Raymond Hughes told the AP Friday he was driving home with his wife after dinner in Atlantic City last month when the crash occurred in Glassboro.

Raymond Hughes (Image source: YouTube)

More from the AP:

He told police he had a handgun under his seat, and officers secured his personal 9mm Glock handgun while he went to the hospital, he said. But days later, he was charged with not having a New Jersey permit despite having a license to carry in neighboring Pennsylvania.

“I’m one of the good guys,” Hughes said. “Now they’re trying to make me one of the people I protect society from.”

Hughes, 46, is the latest to be charged with carrying a gun legally owned in another state into New Jersey, which has strict limits on how and where weapons can be transported and doesn’t recognize carry permits from other states.

Hughes’s attorney, Evan Nappen, said Hughes faces a minimum of 3 ½ years in prison if he’s convicted. Nappen said he’s trying to get the …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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