A Lancaster man was arrested this afternoon after leading Wrightsville and Lower Windsor Township police on a chase that ended when the man flipped his car and ran into the Susquehanna River.
A pregnant passenger was also in the car and left the scene of the accident, police said.
Harold Weaver, 31, was taken to York Hospital after officers took him into custody. He will be taken to central booking to be arraigned on charges after he's cleared by medical staff, said Ron Hege, chief of Wrightsville Police.
A Wrightsville officer had attempted to stop the car Weaver was driving for an expired registration and inspection and invalid insurance. Instead of stopping, Weaver took off, and the officer put out a description of the car over the radio, Hege said.
Lower Windsor Police soon spotted the car and gave chase on Long Level Road. Weaver attempted to turn off the road onto a dirt lane but flipped the car into a creek, the chief said.
The female passenger, a pregnant Mount Joy woman, fled into a wooded area, and Weaver ran into the river.
Fire officials were dispatched to the river for a water rescue at 1:20 p.m., but the call was quickly canceled.
Weaver "came out with the assistance of some officers dragging him," Hege said.
Police are still searching for the Mount Joy woman. She is described as a white female who is five months pregnant.
Anyone who may have seen the woman is asked to contact Wrightsville Police at 840-2971, or through York County 911.
Check back later for additional details.