New Lebanon, N.Y. (AP) - A 31-year-old Hudson Valley man found with two more bullets in his handgun magazine than allowed under New York's new gun control law will not face a misdemeanor charge.
Albany-area media report that the Columbia County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute Gregory Dean Jr. of Hopewell Junction on the gun law charge.
Dean was stopped for an inadequate light on his license plate May 12 in New Lebanon in rural Columbia County. Police say their investigation showed the semi-automatic on the passenger seat was a legally possessed but its magazine contained nine rounds, not seven as required since April 15.
Dean told an Albany TV station that he was unaware of the new law.
He still faces other charges related to the traffic stop.