President Obamas Beast Gets Stuck

It is fitted with some of the most sophisticated technology in the world but one of Barack Obama's armoured cars has been brought to a halt by a speed bump.

The bomb-proof Cadillac ran into trouble as the presidential cavalcade was leaving the US Embassy in Dublin.
It stopped at the entrance when its bomb-proof undercarriage caught on the slightly raised ground at the gate. The $1m vehicle, protected with bullet-proof glass, a panic button and its own oxygen supply, had to be abandoned. Fortunately it was the back-up car and had been carrying the president’s security detail rather than the Obamas themselves. When the president is travelling in one of the specially-fitted cars, it is officially called Cadillac One - but they have been nicknamed The Beast because of their security specifications.