Sheriff: Guy arrested after Nevada security site gate crash

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Steve Marcus

A waste contailer is shown in the Location 5 Radioactive Waste Management Website of the Nevada National Security Site (N2S2), previously the Nevada Test Site, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas February 1, 2011.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015|8:33 a.m.

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP)– A sheriff’s official in Nevada says a 27-year-old Washington state man faces misdemeanor charges after crashing a pickup through a locked gate at the previous U.S. nationwide nuclear proving ground north of Las Vegas.

Nye County sheriff’s Sgt. David Boruchowitz stated Rylan Joel Wallette of Kennewick, Washington, was arrested at a gate to the Nevada National Security Website after the crash a little prior to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Boruchowitz says Wallette had marijuana stuff in the pickup, which had front-end damage consistent with a crash.

Wallette was reserved at the county jail in Pahrump pending a court appearance on trespassing, property damage and medication paraphernalia charges.

The Security Website is a 1,360-square-mile protected federal reservation. It utilized to be known as the Nevada Test Website.

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