Palm Beach County spent $13.7million on security for President Trump and his family during the 27 trips they made to the Mar-a-Lago resort between his election in November 2016 through Easter of last year, it has been revealed.
Records indicate that the county has been reimbursed almost $10million by the federal government for expenses that accumulated through September 2018, The Palm Beach Post is reporting.
The county is now waiting to be paid back the remaining balance of $3.8million which was accrued during the course of fiscal year 2019 that ended in October.
A county official told the Post that most of the money was spent on overtime for the sheriff’s deputies.
‘I think that the program is operating well,’ Assistant County Administrator Todd J. Bonlarron said of the federal government’s reimbursement program.
Law enforcement officers fired multiple shots at a vehicle that crashed through two security checkpoints Friday at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, police said.
Two women were taken into custody shortly after the incident at the Palm Beach resort, which Trump is scheduled to visit later Friday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department said.
The incident does not appear related to terrorism, and no one was injured, officials said.
Police said they arrested a 30-year-old Connecticut resident, Hannah Roemhild, who allegedly was driving the SUV alone, without a passenger, when it crashed through the barriers at speeds in excess of 70 mph, driving on the wrong side of the road. Charges against her are pending.
Roemhild had been seen at another nearby resort behaving oddly shortly before leading a police officer on a chase that continued into Mar-a-Lago. Police say she may have been impaired.
She eventually was spotted and tackled by police at a nearby motel.
As agents sprayed an SUV with bullets while it plowed through two security checkpoints near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, the driver managed to elude authorities in her bullet-riddled car.
Her next stop: the West Palm Beach airport to pick up her mother, according to sources familiar with the Friday incident.
Hannah Roemhild, 30, a trained opera soprano singer, picked up her mother at Palm Beach International Airport and together they checked into a local motel, where authorities tracked her down and arrested her that afternoon.
The windows of Roemhild’s SUV and the body of the vehicle were shredded from bullets shot by both Secret Service and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies as she breached the roadway security barricades and swerved around concrete barriers past Trump’s club, Mar-a-Lago, according to sources.