San Diego DUI uncovers explosive device in vehicle

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San Diego DUI uncovers explosive device in vehicle

It will be interesting to hear how this one turns out.  Police usually perform an inventory search after a San Diego DUI arrest.  This is to ensure the vehicle is safe and valuables are noted (like if the arrestee has a laptop).

That officer must of rushed out of the vehicle when he saw the device.  

The San Diego DUI is the least of the persons worries now.  The explosive device (if that is what it is) is a serious offense. 

The best part of this is no one is hurt.  

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An explosive device was found Sunday during a search of a suspected drunken driver’s pickup truck near the Interstate 5 and 805 split near Del Mar.

Officers pulled over Charles Fouquette’s 2008 Toyota Tundra for an alleged speed violation in the southbound freeway lanes around 6:40 a.m. and initially arrested the 52-year-old for suspicion of drunken driving, San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said.

Following his arrest, officers taking an inventory of his truck found some type of device that they believed was explosive, Lasher said.

The California Highway Patrol closed several freeway lanes as bomb squad personnel disposed of the device, Lasher said.

Lasher said Fouquette is also expected to face a charge of possession of a dangerous device.

The full article can be found here.

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18710. (a) Except as provided by this chapter, any person, firm, or corporation who, within this state, possesses any destructive device, other than fixed ammunition of a caliber greater than .60 caliber, is guilty of a public offense. (b) A person, firm, or corporation who is convicted of an offense under subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one year, or in state prison, or by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both this fine and imprisonment. 18715. (a) Every person who recklessly or maliciously has in possession any destructive device or any explosive in any of the following places is guilty of a felony: (1) On a public street or highway. (2) In or near any theater, hall, school, college, church, hotel, or other public building. (3) In or near any private habitation. (4) In, on, or near any aircraft, railway passenger train, car, cable road, cable car, or vessel engaged in carrying passengers for hire. (5) In, on, or near any other public place ordinarily passed by human beings. (b) An offense under subdivision (a) is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for a period of two, four, or six years. 18720. Every person who possesses any substance, material, or any combination of substances or materials, with the intent to make any destructive device or any explosive without first obtaining a valid permit to make that destructive device or explosive, is guilty of a felony, and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years. 18725. Every person who willfully does any of the following is guilty of a felony and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, four, or six years: (a) Carries any destructive device or any explosive on any vessel, aircraft, car, or other vehicle that transports passengers for hire. (b) While on board any vessel, aircraft, car, or other vehicle that transports passengers for hire, places or carries any destructive device or any explosive in any hand baggage, roll, or other container. (c) Places any destructive device or any explosive in any baggage that is later checked with any common carrier. 18730. Except as provided by this chapter, any person, firm, or corporation who, within this state, sells, offers for sale, or knowingly transports any destructive device, other than fixed ammunition of a caliber greater than .60 caliber, is guilty of a felony and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years. 18735. (a) Except as provided by this chapter, any person, firm, or corporation who, within this state, sells, offers for sale, possesses or knowingly transports any fixed ammunition of a caliber greater than .60 caliber is guilty of a public offense. (b) Upon conviction of an offense under subdivision (a), a person, firm, or corporation shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both this fine and imprisonment. (c) A second or subsequent conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or by a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), or by both this fine and imprisonment. 18740. Every person who possesses, explodes, ignites, or attempts to explode or ignite any destructive device or any explosive with intent to injure, intimidate, or terrify any person, or with intent to wrongfully injure or destroy any property, is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for a period of three, five, or seven years. 18745. Every person who explodes, ignites, or attempts to explode or ignite any destructive device or any explosive with intent to commit murder is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole. 18750. Every person who willfully and maliciously explodes or ignites any destructive device or any explosive that causes bodily injury to any person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period of five, seven, or nine years. 18755. (a) Every person who willfully and maliciously explodes or ignites any destructive device or any explosive that causes the death of any person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life without the possibility of parole. (b) Every person who willfully and maliciously explodes or ignites any destructive device or any explosive that causes mayhem or great bodily injury to any person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life. 18780. A person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall not be granted probation, and the execution of the sentence imposed upon that person shall not be suspended by the court.