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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