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Suicidal man who blocked freeway for 3 hours faced drug charges

December 18, 2010 | 11:09 am

A man who held up freeway traffic in Orange County for more than three hours this week by threatening suicide off a busy interchange faces drug charges.

Dat Truong, 46, was booked on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police tackled him atop the southbound 55 and 73 freeway interchange on Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol shut down the freeway for nearly three hours while a Costa Mesa police hostage negotiator talked Truong off the ledge. Truong is being held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. The freeway was reopened shortly after 8 a.m.

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--Joseph Serna, Times Community News