Have you ever heard the expression, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should?"
Yeah, usually from authoritarians who think it's perfectly OK to enforce laws which they couldn't be bothered to actually enact.
Fucking common sense says don't park your fucking car a block away from the United States Capitol with anything inside that could be misidentified as an explosive device.
Like its gas tank?
It also says you should keep your drivers license current and in good standing.
It was revoked. Did you know that in the District of Columbia, the Mayor or his representative can revoke your license for any reason at all, and the only appeal is to the Mayor?
You think they just cited him for that offense without checking to see that he was actually operating the vehicle?
Sure, why not? Now they can leverage dropping that charge against his not filing a lawsuit for the damage to his car.
He's not getting the book thrown at him in any of the media accounts I've read, he's getting the same treatment he would have received if he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
I don't know about you, but I've never been pulled over for a routine traffic stop when I wasn't driving.