2011-05-12 / Local & State

Pa. Lawmaker Faces Hearing On Gun-related Charge

BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator who allegedly displayed a handgun while he was driving on Interstate 78 in Berks County last month is due in court to face a disorderly conduct charge.

Sen. Bob Mensch, a Republican from Montgomery County, is slated to appear Monday afternoon before District Judge Andrea Book in Bernville on the summary charge.

State troopers who pulled over Mensch on March 9 say another motorist reported that the senator was holding a black handgun in his right hand.

The 65-year-old Mensch says he did nothing wrong. He describes the incident as a case of road-rage incident on the part of the other motorist, who he said made gestures at him on the highway.

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