When 53-year-old Lorenzo Pimentel of Framingham, Massachusetts went to the Ashland Police station to pick up his son who had been detained, police noticed his breath smelled of booze. Pimentel failed several roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for OUI. When police searched his car they found a loaded 9mm Beretta handgun under the driver's seat. Pimentel has a valid license to carry a gun but under Massachusetts law concealed weapons permit holders can only carry a loaded gun in a car if the gun is under their direct control. Pimentel was also charged with carrying a gun while intoxicated and improper storage of a gun.
His lawyer asked that Pimentel be relased without bail, saying her client had no criminal record and has a steady job. Pimentel was released without bail but is prohibited from possessing a gun while the case is pending.