Clearwater County Sheriff

OROFINO - On Thursday, January 14 at approximately 7:29pm, Clearwater County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a green 1998 Saturn for expired registration and speeding. During the stop, the driver of the Saturn, identified as 31-year-old Tyler Bradley, of Orofino, fled on foot.

According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Bradley ended up in the Clearwater River as he attempted to escape. Approximately 23 minutes later Bradley was apprehended trying to hide near the railroad tracks.

Bradley was transported by Clearwater County Ambulance to The Clearwater Valley Hospital, were he was treated for symptoms of Hypothermia. The outside temperature was 29 degrees and the water temperature was 34 degrees. Bradley is currently being held in the Clearwater County Jail on several charges including possession of a controlled substance.