Drunk Driver Scales Embassy Gate To Escape DC Police

7:41 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A drunk driver is now in custody after he made a desperate move to evade police, seeking refuge inside the gates of the Russian Embassy.

Police tell 9 NEWS NOW the bizarre incident began when the suspect ran from a crash scene on Massachusetts Avenue at Garfield Street. Witnesses told officers they saw a man flee the scene and jump the fence to the Russian Embassy in the 2600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, a few blocks from the crash scene.

Metropolitan Police officers were eventually able to take the suspect into custody from Russian officials. He has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash and driving while intoxicated.

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