Leader of trucker convoy arrested on D.C.’s National Mall

WTOP recently reported that the leader of the “1776 Restoration Movement trucker convoy was arrested Wednesday in D.C. on charges of impeding traffic and disobeying a police order on the 4th of July”. David Riddle, a.k.a “Santa” within the convoy, was arrested and taken into custody, “two days after groups of truckers drove slowly and snarled traffic on Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County”. He was charged with disrupting peace/hindering passage, disorderly conduct, and failure to obey a lawful order.

State troopers were called to southbound I-270, when multiple truckers were reportedly stopping traffic and failed to obey orders requiring them to open up different portions of the highway. They also reported that “before sunrise on Wednesday, several dozen truckers, including Riddell, made the drive into D.C. and parked along both sides of Madison Drive, near the National Museum of American History.”