A Peoria man is facing felony charges in Woodford County after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop into the flooded Illinois River.
Woodford County Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword said Anthony Huynh, 23, was pulled over on Route 23 near Roanoke Concrete around 10 p.m. Thursday on a traffic violation.
Huynh fled the scene in his vehicle as a deputy approached on foot. A car chase continued until Huynh drove his vehicle onto Collins Lane, which is currently closed off to traffic due to river flooding. Tipsword said Huynh drove his vehicle into the river.