In a startling incident on Sunday evening, a 46-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, found himself at the center of legal troubles as his car collided with a US Secret Service vehicle linked to President Joe Biden’s motorcade.
The accident unfolded a mere 130 feet (40 meters) from the President as he was departing from his presidential campaign headquarters in Wilmington.
Local authorities promptly labeled the collision as an “accidental” occurrence, revealing that the unnamed Wilmington resident behind the wheel now faces charges of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and inattentive driving.
As the unexpected clash transpired, security personnel swiftly ushered President Biden into a waiting vehicle, ensuring his rapid departure to his nearby residence.
The incident occurred outside the campaign offices where the President and First Lady Jill Biden had just concluded dinner with staff.
Reporters, who had gathered on the sidewalk, were in the midst of posing questions to President Biden when the collision jolted the scene.
Observing the President’s surprised expression, they witnessed agents springing into action.
The silver car, bearing Delaware license plates, was cornered by security forces with drawn weapons as the driver raised his hands in response.
In the midst of the rain-drenched chaos, reporters were hastily corralled by staff to join the motorcade, marking the swift departure from the accident scene.
The collision serves as a stark reminder of the unexpected challenges faced by security teams safeguarding the president during his daily activities.