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Woman Jumps Into River To Avoid Police

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LEWISTON, Idaho - A Kirkland woman went to great lengths to avoid police Friday night near Lewiston.

Police say 57-year -old Barbara Scott led police on a pursuit on Highway 12 for about two and a half miles when she crashed into a barrier. Scott then exited the vehicle and jumped into the Clearwater River.

After jumping in, Scott returned close to shore, made suicidal threats and began swimming back into the river. However, two people entered the water to prevent her from going any further.

Scott was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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