Secret Service agents quickly ushered US President Joe Biden to safety after a vehicle crashed into a parked SUV that was part of his motorcade
The president and his wife, Jill Biden, were leaving his campaign headquarters after a meal with members of his re-election team.
“There was no protective interest associated with this event and the president’s motorcade departed without incident,” Secret Service spokesperson Special Agent Steve Kopek said in a statement.
The Wilmington Police Department said it was investigating the collision, which did not result in any injuries.
The crash happened Sunday evening when the sedan hit a U.S. Secret Service vehicle being used to close off intersections as Biden was walking from the campaign office to his waiting armored SUV.
The sedan then tried to continue into a closed-off intersection, before Secret Service personnel surrounded the vehicle with weapons drawn and instructed the driver to put his hands up.
Wilmington police said the 46-year-old driver has been charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and inattentive driving. No further details about the driver were immediately provided.