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Suspects swim Wabash River after chase through several counties

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The chase ended in Posey County near the New Harmony Bridge. The chase ended in Posey County near the New Harmony Bridge.
Several water rescue teams working to pull the suspect car from the Wabash River. Several water rescue teams working to pull the suspect car from the Wabash River.
It looks like Illinois crews are working on the banks across from where the suspect's car went into the water. It looks like Illinois crews are working on the banks across from where the suspect's car went into the water.
Water rescue using sonar near the New Harmony Bridge to find the car before they towed it out. Water rescue using sonar near the New Harmony Bridge to find the car before they towed it out.

An early morning police chase that started in Vanderburgh County ended with the suspect's car in the Wabash River.  

Authorities are still looking for two suspects from the chase. Authorities say they drove their car straight into the river near the New Harmony Bridge and then swam to the other side.

The chase began on the west side of Evansville. Authorities say police were trying to make a traffic stop when the suspects sped away.

Early in the chase, police say they used stop sticks and blew out two of the car's tire.

"So I was standing by the door waiting to lock the store down and I just saw this car drive past, two rims. Then, zooming past, all these cops," witness Brianna Suttles said.

Suttles works at a New Harmony gas station. 

"I'm going to say that they were going 70ish, but that's pretty fast for running on bare rims," Suttles said. "They were just throwing stuff. Right out here, right at the cops. Just this black bag, and I later found out there was drugs and stuff in the bag."

Posey County Chief Deputy Tom Latham says that made the chase even more problematic. We're told the suspects were throwing items at the cops who were chasing them.

"During the pursuit, the suspects threw out various items, paraphernalia used to manufacture meth, which ultimately hit the patrol cars during the pursuit," said Chief Deputy Tom Latham with the Posey County Sheriff's Office. "All chases are dangerous, but this particular one where the suspects are throwing articles commonly used to manufacture meth increases the risk. Not only for the officers in the pursuit, but for the community as well."

Several water rescue crews located the car in the Wabash River pulled it out. Authorities say no meth making items were found in the car.

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