- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

MELROSE, Mass. (AP) - Police say a suburban Boston resident has been arrested on a fifth-offense drunken driving charge and numerous other offenses after he crashed into a police cruiser and other vehicles, drove his pickup truck into a frigid river and continued to flee on foot in waist-deep water.

Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle says 42-year-old John Kellum was taken to a hospital after he was pulled from Malden River and arrested early Sunday. Police say no one else was injured.

Police allege Kellum crashed into two parked vehicles in Melrose, rammed into a Melrose police car then drove toward another police car, causing the officer to hit a curb. Police say Kellum’s truck tires went flat but he drove on the rims into the river in Malden then got out and fled.

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