Man Crashes Car into Nuclear Weapons Plant Barrier, Flees

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man crashed a car into a barrier outside Oak Ridge's nuclear weapons plant early Monday morning before fleeing on foot.

The driver was stopped at a security checkpoint near the rear entrance to the Y-12 plant around 5:00 a.m. Guards say he appeared to be impaired in some way.

Authorities say he was asked for identification, but instead drove through the check point and crashed into deployed security barriers a short distance away.

Oak Ridge Police say the man appeared to run toward town. They are still searching for him.

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