UPDATE: Janesville Police release rescue video after man jumps into river

UPDATED Wednesday, May 14, 2014 --- 5:25 p.m.

Janesville Police have released video after a man jumped into the Rock River.

Officers say the man was trying to avoid being arrested on an outstanding battery warrant.

Here is the video posted on the Janesville Police Youtube Channel:


Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 --- 5:40 a.m.

A traffic stop in Janesville ends with a man jumping into the Rock River to avoid being arrested on an outstanding battery warrant.

The incident happened just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Police say Bradley Bobzien, 52, was pulled over on North Main Street at East Centerway Drive. That's when he got out of the car and ran towards the river and intentionally jumped into it near the Centerway Dam.

Several officers responded and deployed water rescue tools. Police say as Bobzien floated down the river and under the Milwaukee Street Bridge he started to go underwater. Officers finally convinced Bobzien to hold onto rescue ropes until the Janesville Fire Department could get rescue boats into the water.

Bobzien was pulled out of the river and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is currently being held at the Rock County Jail on an outstanding warrant.

Bobzien also has been charged with Resisting an Officer, Operating after Revocation, and Department of Corrections warrant for battery.

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