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Clay County Man Charged After Leading Police On Chase Into River

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 21:40:50-04

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A man faces multiple charges in Clay County after police say he led them on a chase into the river.

Manchester Police officers were patrolling around 2:30 on Sunday morning when they found Christopher Collins on a bicycle pulling a small cart.

Police say when officers tried to talk to Collins, he took off on his bicycle, crashed and jumped into the river.

Collins was found clinging to a tree branch, but still tried to swim away from officers.

He was treated at a medical center before being taken to jail.