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Driver Charged, Released in White House Incident

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Members of the Secret Service stand near a car on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The area was locked down after the car was able to pass one of the road blocks protecting the White House campus. The two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to automobile traffic by US President Bill Clinton in 1995 as a security measure. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the Secret Service stand near a car on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The area was locked down after the car was able to pass one of the road blocks protecting the White House campus. The two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to automobile traffic by US President Bill Clinton in 1995 as a security measure. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — A Maryland man who police say drove behind a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama’s daughters and through the White House gates has been released after appearing in court.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for Superior Court of the District of Columbia, says 55-year-old Mathew Goldstein of Mitchellville was charged with unlawful entry, a misdemeanor, after Tuesday’s incident. He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday. Another hearing is set for May 21.

Goldstein was ordered to stay away from the White House and its grounds.

According to online charging documents, Goldstein was closely following the last car in a Secret Service motorcade Tuesday afternoon.

The documents say Goldstein drove through a gate and past a large “do not enter” sign onto a restricted part of the White House grounds.

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