Explosive device found in truck near Del Mar

An explosive device was found today, Nov. 16, 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.

— By City News Service

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