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.
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