According to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff's Office, a deputy observed a tan 1998 Nissan Altima fail to stop at the intersection of Route D and Tunnel Dam Road around 3 a.m. Aug. 10.

A pipe bomb found during a traffic stop in Camden County was neutralized by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad early Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy observed a tan 1998 Nissan Altima fail to stop at the intersection of Route D and Tunnel Dam Road around 3 a.m. Aug. 10. As the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver reportedly kept going at a high rate of speed, striking a mailbox at a residence on Route D.

Following this incident, the fleeing vehicle stopped and the deputy arrested the 31-year-old male driver for driving with a suspended license. A search of the car revealed a scale and white crystalline substance, the press release stated, then an explosive device.

The deputy backed away from the Nissan, and the MSHP bomb squad was contacted. They were able to render the pipe bomb safe, the press release stated.

The man was taken into custody and is being held at the Camden County Adult Detention. Identification is withheld pending formal charges.