Kansas City federal prosecutors charged a 41-year-old man Tuesday with crashing a stolen car into a checkpoint barrier at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.
Eric Keith Mendoza, of Kansas City, Kan., allegedly caused about $20,000 in damage to the barrier when he ran through the checkpoint on Aug. 7, court records said. He also was charged with entering the plant without authorization and with taking a stolen vehicle across a state line.
Mendoza allegedly told officers that he had smoked methamphetamine the day before, prosecutors said.
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