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Man jumps off 70-foot overpass during DUI stop

Posted at 5:34 AM, May 30, 2016

A man who jumped 70 feet from an I-4 overpass during a DUI stop early Monday morning managed to survive, suffering a broken leg and wrist.

Around 2:15 a.m., TPD officers made a traffic stop near the Columbus Drive and N. 50th Street overpass on I-4.

A TPD report said the driver suddenly sprinted off during a field sobriety test. After a short chase on foot, the man jumped off the overpass to a grass median around 70 feet below. 

Police said the man's injuries aren't life-threatening.

Criminal charges are pending. 

TPD hasn't released the identity of the suspect. 

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