SF man arrested on after reportedly falling asleep during car crash getaway attempt 

click to enlarge San Francisco man falls asleep at the wheel
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  • San Francisco man (not pictured) arrested after falling asleep at the wheel.

This daring getaway turned out to be a real snoozer.

A DUI suspect who fled on foot from a crash scene in Glen Park last weekend apparently thought that rolling down a hill would be a good way to evade cops, police said. And it might have been -- had he not fallen asleep.

The anticlimactic incident reportedly unfolded about 7:30 a.m. Saturday when a police officer driving eastbound on Arlington Street noticed a car had hit a concrete wall at the southwest corner of Richland Avenue.

Two witnesses told police where to find the driver, who reportedly walked off and was about a block away from the crash scene. The officer ordered the 30-year-old San Francisco man to the ground, but he instead "turned toward a sloped ledge and jumped, rolling down a hill onto San Jose Avenue," police said.

The suspect then got up and ran off. Two more officers were dispatched to the scene and eventually located the man sleeping on the ground.

"With continued effort, he finally awoke enough to admit to the officers that he had been drinking," police said.

The man was treated at a hospital for injuries sustained during the crash and was later booked on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession.

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