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Moorhead police say a man fled officers who tried to pull him over Friday morning, crashed his car in downtown Fargo and then ran away – onto the thin ice of the Red River, the Fargo Forum reports.

After he fell through into the frigid water, officers spent several minutes using floating ropes to bring Jerrid Scott Maes, 26, of La Junta, Colo., safely to shore, the Forum says. He was arrested and taken to a hospital to be treated for exposure.

Maes is likely to be charged with a number of traffic violations and possession of a controlled substance, Valley News Live reports.

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