Suspicious Vehicle Stopped Attempting to Enter White House, Secret Service Makes Arrest

Today’s political environment in the United States is uncouth at best, virulent at worst.

We have seen everything from mass protests to violence to an attempted assassination of Donald J. Trump over the course the last four years.  What began as leftist dog whistling by the likes of Kathy Griffin and her graphic beheading photo stunt gave way to an attempted mass shooting during a GOP charity baseball team practice, and so on and so forth.

Now, the Democratic side of the political aisle is even attempting to impeach President Trump under the auspices that his foreign policy in regard to Ukraine was somehow horrifically untoward.

Amid this political escalation, the Secret Service has been kept busy.  Today was no exception.

A driver was taken into custody early Thursday after Secret Service agents stopped a “suspicious vehicle” trying to illegally enter the White House complex, officials said.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. at an external checkpoint, the Secret Service said. The driver, whose identity has not been made public, tried to tail an official vehicle through the gate.

The Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers stopped the vehicle and immediately took the driver into custody, the agency said. D.C. Police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team also responded.

It gets stranger however.

The SUV accumulated $1,355, in parking violations from streets around the White House since Oct. 10, ABC7 reporter Sam Sweeney tweeted. The 17 tickets included several illegal parking citations.

Thankfully, no one was harmed during the tense incident.