Man jumps into Susquehanna to avoid arrest

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A man escaped from police by jumping into the Susquehanna River near Wormleysburg Monday night.

West Shore Regional Poilce stopped a vehicle for erratic driving along Front Street around 9pm Monday. Police say the driver, Emily Rose Gregg, 26, was obviously intoxicated.

As the officer was arresting Gregg, her passenger, later identified as Michael Lynn Rittle, 38, took off on foot.  Rittle ran to the Susquehanna River and jumped in, eluding officers.

Rittle, who lied when the officer asked his name, is wanted for giving false information to police, fleeing arrest and public drunkenness, according to police.

Meanwhile, Gregg, who is believed to have lived with Rittle in the first block of Miramar Street in Fairview Township, was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital where she submitted to a legal blood draw in regards to her DUI charge, police said.

Gregg was charged Tuesday with DUI and hindering a police arrest, according to police. She remained in Cumberland County Prison as of Wednesday on $10,000 bail, according to court records.

Anyone with any information regarding Rittle’s whereabouts is asked to contact the West Shore Regional police through Cumberland County police dispatchers at 717-238-9676.

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