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U.S. veteran faces prison time after GPS accidentally took him into Canada while carrying his gun

By Mason White 5:27 AM February 5, 2014
 

By: Anika Rao
A wrong turn on the road, left a U.S. military veteran in a lot of legal trouble.

Louis DiNatale, 46, and his wife were on their way to Vermont, when they made a wrong turn.

DiNatale said a faulty GPS made ​​him take a wrong turn, and before he knew it, he was near the border between New York and Canada.

Since he could no longer turn back, DiNatale and his wife were forced to drive into Canada, in order to go back into the United States.

The couple spoke with a Canadian customs agents. Dinatale told the agent that he made a wrong turn and did not want to enter Canada.

Then, the agent asked if he owned a gun, and Dinatale said he did.

When the agent asked asked if he had a gun in the car, DiNatale said: “No.”

However, he forgot that he had placed his wife’s .380 gun in the center console of the car.

When the border agent searched the car, he found the gun and DiNatale was arrested.

He was charged for attempting to smuggle a loaded firearm into the country and lying about.

He spent four days in jail before being released on $5,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.