UPDATE: Police Arrest Man Who Jumped into the Meramec River

FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The St. Louis-area man who jumped from a bridge after running from police during a traffic stop is now in custody.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the man for speeding about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 21 near Highway 141. When the trooper approached the car the man ran to the bridge and jumped.

Police searched the river for hours before learning the man had survived the jump and contacted relatives.

His name has not been release pending formal charges.


(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


More From CBS St. Louis

Listen Now
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
Find St. Louis' Top Spots

Listen Live