Car Crashed Into LaSalle Nuclear Plant Gate Results in Arrest, Possible DUI

A driver police suspect was drunk crashed into the front gate of Illinois' LaSalle nuclear plant Monday.

LaSalle nuclear plant. Source: ExelonWMBD news reported a 22-year-old man somehow collided with the plant just after 1 a.m. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and possession of drug paraphernalia and later released on bond. Both he and a passenger were reportedly injured in the accident.

Exelon operates two 1,120 megawatt boiling water reactors at the 3,055 acre complex southwest of Chicago. WMBD reported that the utility did not believe the crash was a security threat.

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