Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Amsterdam For Partying Too Hard

Three Secret Service agents on President Obama's Amsterdam trip were sent home after they partied so hard Saturday that one agent ended up passed out drunk in a hotel hallway.

Unlike a certain Cartagena trip, the misconduct here appears to be technical—Secret Service regulations say that agents on official trips are prohibited from drinking alcohol within 10 hours of duty. Although Obama didn't arrive in the Netherlands until Monday, the agents violated the rule drinking late Saturday night because they had a classified briefing on Sunday.

And also because one of them passed out in a hallway—according to the Washington Post, the hotel staff "alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country."

Obama and other world leaders gathered in the Netherlands Monday to formally oust Russia from the G8, the beginning of a week-long European trip to finesse the aftermath of Russia annexing Crimea.

[image via AP]