Cops: Driver had gun on dashboard 7:51 AM EST, December 3, 2008 http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-ligun1204,0,1217348.story A North Carolina man on his first trip to New York was arrested after police pulled him over and found a gun on his dashboard, authorities said. State troopers stopped William J. Kendrick late Monday for towing a trailer behind his pick-up truck on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau County, police said. Kendrick, of Asheboro, N.C., had a loaded .9-millimeter handgun on the dashboard of his 1998 Dodge pick-up, police said. He told officers it was his first time in New York and he didn't know it was illegal to carry the gun, state police said. The troopers arrested Kendrick, whose age was not released, and charged him with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony under New York law. The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. Monday. Arraignment details were not immediately available, and police did not say where on the Southern State in Nassau Kendrick was stopped ======== If your driving through other states you really need to look into the carrying laws there.