DUI Suspect Flees Police in Ross, Jumps Into Creek | NBC Bay Area

DUI Suspect Flees Police in Ross, Jumps Into Creek

Man still at large after police watch him swim away



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    DUI enforcement efforts such as this one in San Francisco in 2004 yield hundreds of arrests. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    A man fled police following a DUI stop by jumping into a creek, and has not yet been found, according to reports.

    Police officers in Ross pulled over the man at 12:30 a.m. in unincorporated Marin County near Corte Madera Creek, according to Bay City News. The man was asked to step out of his car -- and he did, before running down College Avenue in the direction of the creek.

    As officers gave chase, the man climbed a fence and jumped into the creek. He swam away as officers watched, flashing their flashlights at him as he swam, the news service reported.

    Other agencies continued the search for the man, who was not identified. Other agencies involved included one with a "swift-water rescue boat," but the man is still at large.

    The search was scheduled to resume at 7 a.m.