Man Arrested After Fleeing Capitol Police Officer; Three Hurt

Posted March 3, 2008 at 2:27pm

Three people were injured near Capitol Hill on Monday when a man fleeing a Capitol Police officer hit a commuter bus with his car.

Marquis Johnson was arrested shortly after jumping a median in his car at New Jersey Avenue and H Street Northwest and then fleeing on foot. He was charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, no valid permit and a fictitious temporary tag, according to Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

Johnson hit several parked cars and a commuter bus, injuring two passengers and the driver. All three were taken to MedStar with non-life-threatening injuries.

Johnson fled in his car at about 11 a.m., after an officer tried to pull him over for suspicious tags near Union Station.

— Emily Yehle