Why does Hoover Dam need active check points?
They are 300+ miles form the Mexican border.
A man didn't stop at a checkpoint approaching the Hoover Dam Tuesday evening before peacefully surrendering to authorities after realizing he was unable to get out, officials said.
After driving through the check point on the Nevada side, authorities raised a barrier trapping the man between a SWAT truck and the barrier. He attempted to turn around, but had nowhere to go, said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.