Car hits parked SUV in POTUS motorcade at Delaware Campaign headquarters

 December 18, 2023

On Sunday evening, as President Joe Biden was finishing a visit to his campaign offices, a car collided with a parked SUV that was protecting his motorcade.

The president and first lady Jill Biden, were both unharmed in the event, as NPR reported.

A vehicle that was being used by the United States Secret Service to seal off intersections near the headquarters in preparation for the president's departure was struck by a sedan as Biden was heading from the campaign office to his guarded SUV that was waiting for him.

After that, the sedan made an attempt to go onto an intersection that was cut off, but Secret Service agents surrounded the vehicle with their weapons drawn and demanded the driver to put his hands up.

Determination of a DUI

As The Washington Examiner reported, law enforcement officials have stated that they have found that the driver of a vehicle that collided with a portion of the motorcade

According to officials, the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and have filed charges against him.

Both Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, made a trip to Wilmington, Delaware, over the weekend in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Biden's first wife, Neilia, and their daughter, Naomi.

On Sunday evening, as the Bidens were leaving an event that had been held at his campaign offices, a vehicle collided with one of the Secret Service SUVs that had blocked off neighboring roadways.

Biden gave the impression of being astonished, and he and the first lady were swiftly escorted into their own car before being hurried away from the event that had just occurred.

Official Statements

"Today, at approximately 8:09 p.m., a Secret Service vehicle securing the President's motorcade route was struck by another vehicle in Wilmington, DE," U.S. Secret Service spokesman Special Agent Steve Kopek said in a statement on Sunday.

"There was no protective interest associated with this event and the President's motorcade departed without incident. Additional questions pertaining to this incident should be directed to Wilmington Police Department."

"The Wilmington Police Department is investigating the motor vehicle collision, which did not result in any injuries," Wilmington Police spokesman David Karas added. "Investigators are also working to determine if impairment was a factor."

"Following our investigation, Wilmington Police have determined that this was an accidental collision and have charged the driver of the striking vehicle

The official went on to explain that "a 46-year-old Wilmington man — with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Inattentive Driving," Karas added in a follow-up statement Monday morning.

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