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 pleaded guilty to a felony.

Keith D. Holmes, 31, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty 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.

He is being held in Warren County Jail and faces up to 7 years in state prison when sentenced Jan. 31 by Warren County Judge John Hall.

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