Man Jumps into River during Police Chase

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ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut authorities say they’ve caught a man who jumped into the Naugatuck River in Ansonia after a high-speed police chase through several towns.

State police say the pursuit began at about 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 84 in Danbury when a trooper tried to pull over the suspect for allegedly driving away from a minor accident.

Authorities say the suspect led police on a chase from I-84 to Route 67 through Oxford, Seymour and Ansonia, with speeds reaching about 95 mph.

Troopers say the man ditched his car in Ansonia and jumped into the river at about 7:40 a.m., but officers pulled him from the water a short time later.

The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

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