Spokane car theft suspect plunges in icy riverJanuary 1, 2013 @ 2:02 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A suspected car thief ran from police and jumped into the Spokane River to evade capture on Tuesday.
The Spokesman-Review ( http://is.gd/qww9UJ) reports he jumped right back out and into the waiting arms of police after a few about three minutes in the icy water.
The 22-year-old was taken into custody and transported to a Spokane hospital by ambulance for treatment of hypothermia. Police say they plan to book him into jail later.
His arrest came after officers pursued a stolen Acura SUV from northwest Spokane to the banks of the Spokane River.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com
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