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Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 3:49 p.m.

Spokane car theft suspect plunges in icy river

SPOKANE -- A suspected car thief ran from police and jumped into the Spokane River to evade capture on Tuesday.
The Spokesman-Review reported 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.

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