PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A driver, who police say nearly drowned after running into the river, is now facing charges after a chase and crash at the intersection of Corliss and Carson in the West End.

It started when a Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 officer tried to pull over a driver who passed a school bus on Chartiers Avenue.

READ MORE: Study Finds Pennsylvanians Love Their Peach Pie

That driver, Ryan Brown of Mount Washington, then slammed into two other vehicles, causing the pick-up truck to land right on top of another car.

Investigators say Brown bailed and ran into the river, nearly drowning before officers could reach him.

He was taken to Mercy Hospital, and then later charged.

READ MORE: Steelers Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler Announces Retirement

A female passenger in the car was also transported. Her injuries are not serious.

Brown had three outstanding warrants for aggravated assault.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

MORE NEWS: WVU Falls 78-65 To Texas Tech In Foul-Filled Matchup

More Local News