Bob Mensch

Mensch cited in I-78 gun incident

Mensch cited in I-78 gun incident

State Sen. Bob Mensch of Montgomery County, saying he felt threatened by another motorist, faces a disorderly conduct charge after allegedly displaying a handgun while driving on Interstate 78 in Berks County.

State police at Hamburg pulled Mensch over March 9 in the eastbound lane near mile marker 15 in Bethel Township after a passing motorist spotted him displaying "a black-colored handgun" and holding it "in his right hand."

According to a police report, Mensch, 65, did not point the weapon at the motorist. When troopers pulled him over, Mensch admitted having two handguns in the car. He drove to the Hamburg barracks for questioning and was charged with...