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Police Say Hunt Continues for DUI Suspect Who Fled by Jumping into Corte Madera Creek

After being pulled over on suspicion of DUI, man sprinted down College Ave., jumped a fence and jumped into creek, police say.

By Bay City News Service

Police are searching for a man who evaded officers by jumping into a creek after being pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence in unincorporated Marin County this morning, a Ross police chief said.

Officers pulled the man over at about 12:30 a.m. on suspicion of drunk driving in the area of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and College Avenue, near the College of Marin, Ross police Chief Erik Masterson said.

The man was asked to get out of his car, at which point he fled down College Avenue toward the Corte Madera Creek, Masterson said.

With officers chasing, the man climbed a fence and jumped into the creek, the police chief said.

Masterson said officers followed the man, who was swimming away from them, along the creek, using flashlights to keep an eye on him.

When officers reached a point where they couldn't follow the man any further, they lost sight of him, he said.

Several agencies joined in the search, using a swift-water rescue boat to track the man down, but he was not found, Masterson said.

The search was called off at about 4:45 a.m., he said. Masterson said the search will resume when daylight breaks, around 7 a.m.

Agencies included in the search include Marin County sheriff's office, Twin Cities, Fairfax, Ross and College of Marin police, and Southern Marin, Kentfield, Ross Valley and Marin County fire.

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Marinnativ3 December 31, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Welcome to Marin county! Home of heartless stone throwers, money changers, dirtbag lawyers, and other scumbag holier than now vultures. I pray for this kid, and all the others who have been persecuted and attacked in Marin county. My home, which now resembles a post apocalyptic roman empire. Moving to montana soon, or maybe alaska?
Marinnativ3 December 31, 2012 at 12:59 AM
This is a sad, sad story. God bless this poor kid and his family. I am so sorry. I hope he turns out ok and the court has some understanding for the stress and agony that young people are under that led to this tragic mistake. He obviously made a mistake and does that deserve a death sentence and a condemnation by the peanut gallery??? Truly a sad, and sick society we live in here.
Marinnativ3 December 31, 2012 at 01:03 AM
A bunch of sick and twisted scumbags live here. I don't know how they took over this once beautiful land. Worst part is, that some of them have badges, guns, work for the system and in positions of authority over the common people.
Marinnativ3 December 31, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Must be nice throwing stones from behind your computer in your glass house.
Rico December 31, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Moving to Montana soon, are you going to become a dental floss tycoon ? Yippy-I owe-Ty-Yay ! Frank Zappa

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