Several communities throughout the Northwest celebrated the new year by staging “polar plunges.”
Rather than wait for the official Feb. 23 event at Liberty Lake, one man opted for a Spokane River variation that ended in his arrest.
The 32-year-old, suspected of stealing an SUV, fled from police and dove into the river near Monroe Street, but quickly returned to shore. Not surprising: The high in Spokane on Jan. 1 was 23 degrees. Read the Spokesman-Review story.