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    BBC News - Barack Obama's car, nicknamed 'the beast', gets stuck

    Barack Obama's cavalcade car caused some drama when it got stuck emerging from the gates of the US embassy in Dublin.
    The low bottom of the car, nicknamed 'the beast' because of its bomb-proof features, seemed to catch on a ramp crossing over the gateway.

    Something was overlooked in the planning

    On a serious note not very good with one of the highest value principles there is, someone going to be off the security detail I expect.
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    With even the BMW 760 scrapping bottom this surely was not an obstacle unknown to the locals. Interesting it wasn't mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    With even the BMW 760 scrapping bottom this surely was not an obstacle unknown to the locals. Interesting it wasn't mentioned.
    I assume being that it's the main gate of the American embassy the staff there might have know about it.
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    Curious they also failed to mention this hazard.

    I don't expect anyone thought the limo would get beached as it did. Harshly stopped it was when it became the fulcrum; lesson for the builders of the next limo in that.

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    It's safe to say the driver was never a patrol cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    It's safe to say the driver was never a patrol cop.

    "Wonder if I'll bottom out on this? Oh well, guess we'll find out" (Vrrroooommmm.....sccrrrrrrrrr rrapppppppeeee) "Phew, made it."
    That's just normal driving around my jurisdiction...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    It's safe to say the driver was never a patrol cop.

    "Wonder if I'll bottom out on this? Oh well, guess we'll find out" (Vrrroooommmm.....sccrrrrrrrrr rrapppppppeeee) "Phew, made it."
    I've seen them go over those concrete barriers in parking lots just because turning around was too much trouble.
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