WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has taken over the case of an FBI employee involved in a fender bender.

D.C. police issued Benjamin Huff a $100 ticket after he allegedly scraped another vehicle looping around Sheridan Circle during rush hour.

Such routine traffic accidents are assigned to the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles’ Adjudication Services. But Huff made a federal case of his mishap by asking the U.S. Department of Justice to step in.