The two men, aged 48 and 52, were taken into custody on Wednesday night, as they kept passing in front of the villa in the northern beach resort of Le Touquet, which belongs to Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, Europe 1 reports. Gendarmes were dispatched at the residence and spotted the suspicious drivers, who passed the house three times throughout the night.
The anti-crime brigade arrested the duo after they reportedly sped up in attempt to knock down crossing pedestrians. Already known to the police, the men were drunk and unable to speak.
The detained are suspected of endangering the lives of others, AFP reported, quoting a police source. “They may have been there because there is the [Macron] house but we do not know more,” the source said.
The French leader with his wife was in the US on a three-day state visit.