SAN FRANCISCO -- Police officials say they will prosecute an employee of the French Consulate who was arrested after a violent fracas with police, even though the Consulate has claimed diplomatic immunity.
Pascal Alain Bordat, 24, was accused of trying to run down the officers with his car after they allegedly caught him smoking marijuana with a woman companion in a parked car Tuesday.
The two officers, wearing civilian clothes, were forced to fire nine pistol shots to defend themselves, the police report said.
Neither the police nor consulate officials would comment on the case, except that a police spokesman, rejecting the claim of immunity, said Bordat would be prosecuted.
One of the officers, Daniel Marr, was convicted of battery and disturbing the peace for his part in a 1979 bar brawl. The judge who sentenced him to three years probation, a $1,000 fine and 200 hours of community service, called Marr a 'bully.'