UPDATE: River Rescue Suspect Still in Jail

JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- The man who tired to get away from Janesville police earlier this week by jumping into the Rock River is still in jail. Now dramatic video shows how it all went down. Bobzien is being held on a $2,500.



JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- A traffic stop in Janesville ends with a man jumping into the Rock River in an effort to prevent being arrested on an outstanding battery warrant.

Just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Janesville Police say Bradley Bobzien, 52, was pulled over on North Main Street at East Centerway Drive. That's when the driver got out of the car running towards the river and intentionally jumped into the river near the Centerway Dam.

Several officers responded and deployed water rescue tools. Police say as Bobzien floated down the river and under the Milwaukee Street Bridge he started to go underwater. Officers finally convinced Bobzien to hold onto rescue ropes until the Janesville Fire Department could get rescue boats into the water.

Around 6:40 p.m. Bobzien was pulled out of the river and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is currently being held at the Rock County Jail on an outstanding warrant.

Bobzien also has been charged with Resisting an Officer, Operating after Revocation, and Department of Corrections warrant for battery.


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