Sacramento police: Man jumps off bridge into American River after car chase

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Police Department says after a short pursuit Tuesday, a suspect stopped his car and jumped off a bridge into the American River.

Police say the chase on Interstate 5 started when they tried to stop the car for a traffic violation.

A life jacket was thrown to the man by an officer on the bridge and he was eventually dragged onto a boat by officials at the scene.

Police say a woman was also inside the car.

There is no information on the identity of the suspect or the woman.

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