We have a new law in Georgia that has only been around a short time.....Come on!?!?
Savannah attorney Doug Andrews was arrested Tuesday morning after a loaded firearm was found in his carry-on computer bag at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
The loaded, palm-sized .32-caliber pistol, was found by Transportation Safety Administration officials as he tried to catch a 5 a.m. flight, Andrews said Wednesday.
"I didn't know it was there," Andrews, 63, said. "It was inadvertent."
He was booked at the Chatham County jail for carrying a concealed weapon and released on his own recognizance.
Andrews is scheduled to appear in Chatham County Recorder's Court on Jan. 26.
He returned to the airport and caught an 8:30 a.m. flight, he said.
He explained he had less than two hours sleep before grabbing the bag and rushing to the airport.
He said he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and is the original owner of the weapon.