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Man Crashes Muscle Car Onto Bush's Lawn

Dec 23, 2010 – 6:55 AM
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Lauren Frayer

Lauren Frayer Contributor

A Dallas muscle car owner was released from Secret Service custody early today after he crashed his new sports car onto former President George W. Bush's front lawn.

The unidentified man isn't believed to have meant any harm. Authorities told Dallas' KXAS-TV that the man drove into Bush's upscale gated neighborhood Wednesday night to visit a friend there and show off his Plymouth Barracuda.

But the gas pedal got jammed, and he ended up veering off the road -- right into Bush's front lawn.

A spokesman for the Bush family told the TV station that the former president and first lady were home at the time, at around 7:45 p.m., but were never in any danger.

Another Dallas TV station, KTVT, initially described the situation as an "executive threat," and more than a dozen Dallas police vehicles rushed to the scene. Fire trucks and an ambulance also arrived, though it's unclear whether the driver was injured, The Dallas Morning News reported.

The Secret Service later released a statement saying agents released the man after he passed drunken driving tests. It appears that it was "just an unfortunate incident," the statement said, according to KTVT.
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