Pipe bomb found in suspected impaired driver’s vehicle in King

Michael Lee Hunter

Michael Lee Hunter

KING, N.C. — A pipe bomb was found in a vehicle when authorities stopped a suspected impaired driver in King early Thursday morning.

According to a press release, Sgt. Goins stopped Michael Lee Hunter, 25, of King, near the intersection of Doral Drive and Big Oaks Drive for suspected impaired driving.

Officers noted that Hunter has a criminal record.

During a search, officers found a homemade pipe bomb in the vehicle, along with “other suspicious items.”

The Winston Salem Police Department Bomb Squad responded and safely detonated the bomb. The explosion could be heard by many in the community.

No one was injured.

Hunter was charged with manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while impaired.

He is in the Forsyth County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond.

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