QUEENSBURY — A man from Pennsylvania who was found to have a loaded, unregistered handgun when his car broke down on the Northway last summer has been sentenced to a split term of jail and probation.

Keith D. Holmes, 31, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in December in Warren County Court to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for a July 20 seizure of a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

State Police said his car broke down in the southbound lanes during a traffic jam related to a crash, and he was found to have cocaine as well as the gun when troopers assisted him.

Warren County Judge John Hall imposed a sentence of 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 years on probation, and Holmes agreed to forfeit $2,500 in cash that police seized.

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