Originally published as a Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post –
“On 11/24/2020 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Yuba County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle on Woodruff Lane north of the City of Marysville, when the driver refused to yield and a pursuit began westbound toward Hwy 70.
Once the vehicle reached Hwy 70, it crossed the highway and entered into an orchard where it crashed. The driver and a passenger ran from the vehicle and were pursued by responding officers into the orchard and toward the Feather River.
The male passenger was quickly detained at gunpoint; but the driver, later identified as 34-year-old Ryan Weeks of Marysville, continued to run and entered the cold river water.
Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted by Yuba City Police, CHP, Marysville PD, Sutter County Sheriff, and Swift Water Rescue units; located Weeks clinging to a log in the river.
The water rescue team was able to reach Weeks and bring him to shore where he was treated by paramedics and transported to Adventist Hospital for evaluation shortly before 3:00 a.m.
He was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Yuba County Jail for Felony Evading, Obstruction, Reckless Driving and additional traffic violations.”