Doug Saunders, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/09/2012 09:20:42 PM PDT
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblyman Tim Donnelly turned himself in to authorities as part of his plea deal following his arrest earlier this year on misdemeanor gun charges.
Donnelly was placed on probation for three years and fined $2,215 for the incident at Ontario International Airport after security screeners discovered a loaded .45-caliber Colt Mark IV pistol and an ammunition magazine with an additional five rounds in his carry-on luggage.
The lawmaker characterized the incident as an “honest mistake,” claiming he forgot to remove the gun from his briefcase after placing it there while working in his home garage.
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