Cops: Woman drives into river, continues to drink beer

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 6, 2017 12:28 PM

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The Conewago Boat Launch Area, known to locals as "The Point" in York Haven, where a woman drove her SUV into the Susquehanna River to get away from police. (Photo: Ted Czech, York Daily Record/Sunday News)

(YORK) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman drove into a river to avoid arrest, then ignored officers and continued drinking beer as she floated in the vehicle.

The York Daily Record reports police approached the woman near a boat launch Monday to arrest her for fleeing from them earlier.She was wanted for running a stop sign.

They say she hit the gas and barreled into the Susquehanna River. The officers tried to communicate with her but she just ignored them and drank her beer.

A fire department boat brought the woman back to shore.

The woman was taken to York Hospital and police continue to investigate.

Her name hasn't been released.

This story is part of a partnership between WITF and the York Daily Record.

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