A man crashed into a parked SUV guarding Joe Biden’s motorcade Sunday night.

The incident occurred while Biden was departing a visit to his Wilmington, Delaware, campaign headquarters.

The driver was identified as 46-year-old James Cooper of Wilmington.

Collin Rugg writes:

The man who crashed his car into President Joe Biden’s motorcade in Wilmington, Delaware has been identified as 46 year old James Cooper.

Cooper smashed his car into one of the SUV’s in Biden’s motorcade while Biden was walking out of a dinner.


Cooper was was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and has since been released from custody.

“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,” a Wilmington Police Department spokesperson said.


The collision happened immediately after Biden was asked why he’s losing to Trump in the polls.


NBC 10 Philadelphia reports:

Biden was walking from his campaign office in Wilmington to his waiting armored SUV when a sedan struck a U.S. Secret Service vehicle that was being used to seal off the area surrounding the headquarters for the president’s visit. The driver, who investigators identified as Cooper, then tried to continue forward into the closed-off intersection, before Secret Service agents surrounded the vehicle with weapons drawn and instructed the driver to put his hands up.

A loud bang and sound of crunching metal echoed on the quiet street as Biden paused and looked over toward the sound, surprised, before he was ushered into the vehicle. Jill Biden was already seated inside, and the two were driven swiftly back to their home. His schedule was otherwise unaffected by the incident.

Neither the president nor the first lady were injured during the incident.

Investigators determined the crash was accidental.


Axios added:

After the crash around after 8pm ET, USSS agents quickly surrounded the car and pulled weapons on the driver, who held his hands up, according to a pool report.

The incident happened at the intersection across from the entrance of Biden’s campaign headquarters after Jill Biden got into the first couple’s vehicle, per the pool report that noted the president looked surprised as he stood near the vehicle.

Footage from the scene showed agents helping the president into the Bidens’ vehicle after the incident.

USSS Special Agent Steve Kopek, an agency spokesperson, said in an emailed statement Sunday night there was “no protective interest associated with this event and the President’s motorcade departed without incident.”

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