The leader of a convoy of truck drivers that tried and failed multiple times to snarl traffic around Washington, D.C., was arrested Wednesday after his group had moderate success for the first time.
David “Santa” Riddle was arrested along the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning. daily monster He first reported that he encountered two traffic lights plus one arrestable offense: disobeying a police officer’s orders.
The group attempted several times throughout 2022 to snarl traffic around Washington, D.C. in a way reminiscent of the massive truck drivers protests that closed Ottawa, Canada’s capital, due to Covid-19 mandates. The group finally succeeded on Monday, crawling traffickers on I-95, but due to the federal holiday, most government employees weren’t commuting to work that day.