Suspected drunk driver plunges into Lake Arlington to avoid police

- A suspected drunk driver’s plan to avoid to Arlington police Friday afternoon didn’t exactly go his way.

Dashcam video released by the Arlington Police Department shows the suspect’s vehicle drive off as police approached him on Perkins and Arkansas streets. After a short chase, the suspect drove right into Lake Arlington and tried to swim away, but officers were able to quickly capture him.

Police say the attempted traffic stop happened after reported that the suspect had hit her car twice.

The suspect’s name has not been released. He’s facing charges for DWI, evading arrest and drug charges.

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