Another case of crazy hitting too close to the president unfolded on Wednesday after a U.S. Secret Service agent was mowed down by a car, as he was protecting President Donald Trump. The agent has been hospitalized.
According to Breaking911, the agent was on motorcade detail for the president as he was returning home to the White House after visiring Majority House Whip Steve Scalise. Scalise is also in the hospital after being struck by the crazed gunman in Virginia who was acting out on a vendetta against Republicans.
CNN broke the story: Secret Service uniformed division officers had blocked a street for the President’s return to the White House when a vehicle tried to turn into the motorcade route near 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, ignoring verbal and visual commands not to enter.
A Secret Service spokesperson told CNN one officer was struck by the driver as he attempted to stop the car from continuing into the motorcade route. […] The officer suffered minor injuries as he landed on the hood of the Gray Mazda SUV.
The driver of the car is a male who has not been identified to the public yet. He reportedly works as a driver for Uber. His excuse for nearly running over the president and almost killing a secret service agent was that he “wasn’t paying attention” and that it was an accident.
He has been charged with failed to obey, and assault with a dangerous weapon, which in this case happened to be a car.
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