Who Followed Obama Daughters' Motorcade Was Lost, Confused
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[May 08, 2014]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A driver
unfamiliar with Washington, DC, appeared to have been lost and confused
when he followed a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters
through a White House checkpoint on Tuesday, a law enforcement source
"It appears at this point that the driver was confused, not
familiar with DC, and essentially got lost and followed the car in
front of him," said the law enforcement source, who spoke on
condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.
The unusual incident prompted a security lockdown at the White
House. The driver, an Internal Revenue Service employee identified
as Mathew Evan Goldstein, 55, was charged with unlawful entry, a
Goldstein was released from custody on the condition that he stay
away from a large area surrounding the White House, about four by
six blocks in size, according to court documents.
Charging documents from the DC Superior Court said Goldstein was
driving a gray Honda Civic less than five feet from the final car in
a motorcade carrying the Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia, as it
turned into the White House security checkpoint on Pennsylvania
Avenue at 17 Street NW.
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The car was too close to raise barricades to prevent the car from
entering, but Secret Service officials stopped the car and detained
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Julia Edwards; Editing by Dan
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