WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – The driver of an unauthorized vehicle that tried to enter the White House complex on November 21 is from North Texas.
Authorities say someone in a black Mercedes SUV tried to follow another vehicle past a checkpoint at the complex. The driver, later identified as Joy Ihuoma Utokanandu, was arrested.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
An unauthorized vehicle attempted to gain entry to the White House complex by following another vehicle that was lawfully entering at an external complex checkpoint.
The vehicle was stopped and the individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service U.D. Officers. pic.twitter.com/ex406WNK87
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) November 21, 2019READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
Streets around the White House were temporarily shut down as the vehicle was searched and an on-site investigation completed. Clothing, several laptops, flash drives and an iPhone was found inside the SUV.
CBS 11 News tracked the vehicle down as being registered to Utokanandu and an apartment in Grand Prairie. News crews stopped by the address and knocked on the door, but no one answered.MORE NEWS: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
She has been charged with unlawful entry.