Man crashes into police, asks to be jailed

June 17, 2008 6:13:30 PM PDT
Authorities say a man drove into a security gate at the Moses Lake police parking lot, then asked to be jailed. Officers in the building heard the crash, went outside and saw the 54-year-old man backing away in a 1977 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Only the gate was damaged.

The man was arrested for investigation of first-degree malicious mischief, driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run with property damage.

Capt. Dave Ruffin told the Columbia Basin Herald, "He wanted to go to jail. He said he did it on purpose."