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May232011

Luck O' The Irish: Obama Motorcade Limo Gets Stuck

File photo. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)(DUBLIN) -- The lead limousine in President Obama's Ireland motorcade unexpectedly bottomed out coming out of a driveway in Dublin, briefly stalling the motorcade.

Local European cameras on the street outside the U.S. Embassy caught the scene as puzzled U.S. Secret Service agents emerged from the vehicle to find that the steep slope of the driveway had caught the heavily armored vehicle between its wheels, making it impossible for the car to move forward or back.

"Occupants were relocated into other vehicles," USSS spokesman Robert Novy in Washington told ABC News.

President Obama, riding in a second limousine was not affected and the rest of the motorcade left the embassy by a different exit.

The Secret Service has not explained how the first limousine was freed from the Dublin driveway.

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