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US Asks Russia To Waive Immunity for Diplomat Involved in Accident


The United States has asked Russia to waive the diplomatic immunity of a Russian diplomat who is accused of drunk driving and hitting a New York City policeman.

A spokesman for the U.S. mission at the United Nations said the request concerns Ilya Morozov, a diplomat at Russia's U.N. mission.

Russia has not yet responded to the request.

New York City police say Morozov faces serious charges, including felony assault on a police officer and driving while intoxicated.

The police say the accident occurred Saturday when the car Morozov was driving hit a policeman directing traffic. The officer suffered minor injuries.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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