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.