Pickup truck driver races through Obama checkpoint

December 24, 2010 6:17:25 AM PST
The U.S. Secret Service says a man fleeing from local police drove through an outer perimeter checkpoint set up near President Barack Obama's Hawaii vacation home. Photographers took pictures of a Secret Service agent sprinting toward the pickup truck and pointing her gun at the driver.

Spokesman Ed Donovan says the driver wasn't trying to get near Obama or his family and the incident had nothing to do with his Hawaii visit.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports police were chasing the man who was trying to evade arrest on several warrants related to driving violations.

The driver, who wasn't immediately identified, didn't go near a security barricade closer to the Obama vacation home, and was arrested a short while later.

The president was playing golf at a nearby Marine base at the time.


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