U.S. defense attache not involved in Domodedovo car incident - embassy

The United States embassy to Russia has refuted reports by some media outlets that U.S. defense attache to Russia General Bruce McClintock was involved in a car incident near at the Domodedovo airport on Sunday morning.

The United States embassy to Russia has refuted reports by some media outlets that U.S. defense attache to Russia General Bruce McClintock was involved in a car incident near at the Domodedovo airport on Sunday morning.

"We would [like to] correct misinformation in some of the articles in the Russian media, General Bruce McClintock is the U.S. defense attache in Russia. He was not in any way involved in this incident," spokesman of the U.S. embassy to Russia Will Stevens told Interfax on Monday.

"We are continuing our assessment of this purported incident. We would reiterate that it is U.S. policy to encourage all of our diplomatic personnel to adhere to local laws," he said.

A source in law enforcement services earlier told Interfax that traffic policemen had tried to stop a BMW X5 vehicle on a road to the Domodedovo airport at about 11.20 a.m. on Sunday.

"The driver sped past a traffic police post. A police officer chased him and caught him in Domededovo airport's parking lot and asked him to show [his] documents," the source said.

The driver had no mandatory car insurance certificate and the policeman smelt alcohol on his breath, the source said.

"An ID check revealed that the driver was an aide to the U.S. embassy's defense attache, who had come to Domodedovo in his private car," he said.

 

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