A Hampton Bays man was charged with unlawfully carrying a 14-round Glock magazine by Westhampton Beach police on Feb. 25.
Robert Ackeckles, Jr, 44, was slapped with the misdemeanor under a new New York State law that went into effect on Jan. 15. The law, which previously allowed for people to carry a 10-round magazine, now only permits for a person to carry a 7-round magazine.
Ackeckles was further charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and various traffic violations, including speeding and failing to maintain his lane of travel.
Police said they pulled Ackeckles over on Old Riverhead Road at 10:36 p.m. Also in his car was a pistol, which he had a permit for.
Editor’s Note: The above information was supplied by the Westhampton Beach Village Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
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