Published February 19, 2016
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.
Raymond Hughes has a license to carry a gun in Pennsylvania but not in New Jersey.
He's 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 says he's been suspended from his job as a sergeant at a state prison. He says he's "one of the good guys."
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the charge.
Hughes' attorney says he faces a minimum of 3 ½ years in prison if convicted.