LOCKPORT – The case of Paul A. Wojdan, a Town of Lockport man who was charged with violating the SAFE Act for having too many bullets in his gun, was adjourned for three weeks during a City Court appearance Wednesday.
Wojdan, 26, was arrested Oct. 12 after a car driven by his wife was pulled over for speeding following a post-midnight police chase along South Transit Street. Officer Adam Piedmont asked if there were any weapons in the car, and Wojdan owned up to a 9-millimeter handgun in the glove compartment. He had a permit for that, but Piedmont counted the bullets and found 10. The SAFE Act allows no more than seven rounds in a magazine, so Wojdan was arrested.
The following weekend, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies visited his home and confiscated his pistol permit and five handguns.
Wojdan is represented by James D. Tresmond, a Hamburg lawyer who earlier this year filed a lawsuit attempting to have the SAFE Act declared unconstitutional.