Police investigating incident at South Carolina nuclear plant after car drives through security fences

Police in South Carolina are investigating an incident involving a vehicle that drove through security fences at a nuclear power station on Thursday.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is now in the early stages of an investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this evening at the Oconee Nuclear Station when the E-911/Communications Center received a call from the Nuclear Station around 8:05 p.m. on Thursday and dispatched Deputies to the scene.

Police say that a “white male driving a silver 2002 Toyota Camry drove through the exit side of the gate on the Highway 183 side of the facility,” according to information obtained by Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Bureau.

“After the vehicle struck the pop-up barricades that security at the plant activated, the driver backed the vehicle up and proceeded down a dirt road, where Duke Energy security blocked the vehicle in, according to Deputies. The driver then drove through a fence after attempting to hit the security officers,” a press release from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office read.

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