DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) –  A California Highway Patrol pursuit in eastern Contra Costa County came to an end Wednesday when the suspect bailed out of his vehicle and jumped into a river before being arrested.

The chase began in South Sacramento as officers from the area CHP office tried to stop the suspect vehicle, which instead took off.

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Thr CHP said patrol officers and air units pursued the suspect on southbound Interstate Highway 5 to state Highway 4. Just east of Discovery Bay, the Old River drawbridge at Highway 4 was apparently up and left the suspect nowhere to go – leading the suspect to get out of the car and jump into the Old River  to escape.

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The man was quickly spotted in the water and was taken into custody.

The CHP Golden Gate Division told KPIX 5 that traffic was temporarily stopped at Highway 4 and Old River Bridge during the incident. Traffic appeared to be crossing the Old River Bridge just prior to the man being taken into custody by officers.

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There was no immediate information on what prompted the chase or why the suspect was being pulled over.