Driver, 46, who smashed into Biden's motorcade is charged with DUI

Wilmington driver, 46, who smashed into Biden’s motorcade is charged with DUI as cops say he ‘accidentally’ plowed into President’s car

  • Biden was leaving his campaign HQ in Wilmington at the time of the crash
  • Driver has not yet been named; he stayed at scene with his hands up  

The driver who smashed into Biden’s motorcade in Wilmington, Delaware, last night has been charged with driving under the influence. 

The 46-year-old man has still not been named publicly but police say he accidentally crashed into the president’s vehicle while he was exiting his campaign HQ last night. 

The man was seen holding his hands up at the wheel with Secret Service agents surrounding his vehicle last night. 

Members of the United States Secret Service speak to the driver of the vehicle that crashed 

President Joe Biden appeared shocked after a car crashed into a Secret Service SUV 

The President, who saw the crash unfold, was rushed into an armored SUV immediately. 

A Wilmington Police Department spokesman told this morning:  ‘Following our investigation, Wilmington Police have determined that this was an accidental collision, and have charged the driver of the striking vehicle – a 46-year-old Wilmington man – with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Inattentive Driving.’ 

They did not name the suspect despite requests.  

The Secret Service appeared as stunned as the man they were protecting seemed slow off the mark, taking almost ten seconds to bundle the nation’s leader into the safety of his vehicle 

The car rammed into a motorcade SUV operated by the Secret Service  which was blocking the street

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