PA man arrested at Holland Tunnel during drug ‘rescue’ trip to seek Christie pardon

John Cramsey wants to ask Gov. Christie for a pardon after he was arrested at the Holland Tunnel while allegedly possessing a stockpile of weapons.

John Cramsey wants to ask Gov. Christie for a pardon after he was arrested at the Holland Tunnel while allegedly possessing a stockpile of weapons. (3/17/17)

JERSEY CITY - An attorney for a Pennsylvania man arrested at the Holland Tunnel last year with a cache of weapons will ask Republican Gov. Chris Christie for a pardon.

John Cramsey, of Zionsville, Pennsylvania, and two others face weapons charges after their arrest last June.

The trio said at the time of their arrest that they were attempting to rescue a teen from a drug den in New York.

Cramsey’s attorney James Lisa said Friday that he feels the governor's strong stance on the drug abuse crisis could make him receptive to the request.

Cramsey's attorneys were in court to appeal the denial of his request to enter a pretrial intervention program that would allow him to avoid jail time. The judge rejected their appeal.

Lisa said he planned to appeal that ruling to the state appellate division.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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