A speeding driver in Laughlin crashed his vehicle and tried to escape police the hard way — by jumping into the Colorado River.
The incident occurred about 2:40 a.m. Friday at state Route 163 and South Casino Center Drive.
“He jumped in the river in an attempt to get away,” Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ken Nogle said in a text. “However, the water was cold and the current was fast so he had to swim back to officers.”
After his morning swim, he was taken to a hospital but he didn’t have any injuries.
Police said the man attempted to take a curve too fast and crashed into a concrete barrier.
Nogle said he was unaware if the man was impaired.