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Washington State Man Crashes Truck Into Test Site Fence

The Nye County Sheriff's Department says a 27-year-old Washington state man faces misdemeanor charges after crashing a pickup truck through a locked gate at the former U.S. national nuclear proving ground.

Rylan Joel Wallette of Kennewick, Washington, was arrested at a gate to the Nevada National Security Site after the crash a little before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The sheriff's department says Wallette had marijuana paraphernalia in the pickup, which had front-end damage consistent with a crash.

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Wallette was booked at the county jail in Pahrump pending a court appearance on trespassing, property destruction and drug paraphernalia charges.

The Security Site is a 1,360-square-mile secure federal reservation. It used to be known as the Nevada Test Site.