DALLAS - CBS station KTVT reports that a suspect has been detained outside former president George W. Bush's home in Preston Hollow. The suspect apparently drove a muscle car past the gate outside Mr. Bush's home and drove erratically on the property.
The scene was originally described as an "executive threat," reports KTVT. At least 13 Dallas police department vehicles were on the scene. The Secret Service reports that Mr. Bush, who was home at the time of the incident, was never in danger.
A call left with a U.S. Secret Service spokesman by The Associated Press was not returned Wednesday night. KXAS-TV of Dallas and Fort Worth quotes unidentified investigators as saying the man was at a Bush neighbor's house showing off his classic sports car when his gas pedal got stuck.
KTVT reports in addition to the Dallas police vehicles, there were also K9 units at the scene because the suspect initially tried to flee the area.
The Secret Service released a statement reading, in part, that a driver was visiting a neighbor and authorized to be on the street. He reportedly had a "stuck" accelerator pedal and lost control and wound up on [Mr. Bush's] lawn. Dallas police responded. The driver passed all field sobriety tests and was released.
According to the statement, "[I]t was just an unfortunate accident."