Man pulled over by trooper jumps from bridge

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(FENTON, Mo., AP) — Search crews were back in the Meramec River near St. Louis on Wednesday after a man jumped from a bridge after running from police during a traffic stop.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the man for speeding about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 21 near Highway 141. When the trooper approached the car the man ran to the bridge and jumped.
The search was temporarily halted by strong storms around 5 a.m. Wednesday.