Police have seen it all, and advise that the “jump in the river” tactic almost never works — which proved true for Rebecca Humphries as she attempted to flee a police chase. Thursday, KGW acquired video of the escape and the attempting to evade by jumping from the bridge.
Carey Kaer, Troutdale police spokesperson, says an officer attempted to stop a Ford Taurus on Wednesday for a routine traffic violation checked the car’s registration which came up as stolen. The driver immediately sped off with officers in in tow. At the Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River, the driver evacuated the moving vehicle, climbed the railing and jumped in.
Kaer informs that 26-year-old Rebecca Humphries was pulled from the river and taken to a the ER for treatment of minor injuries. She is under investigation for numerous traffic crimes, according to police.