Car Carrying Children Plunges Into Hockanum River in East Hartford

A driver who had two young children in her car plunged the vehicle into the Hockanum River in East Hartford Tuesday night while fleeing from police, according to police. 

The Nissan Maxima was involved in a slow-speed chase when it went into the river near Preston Street, police said. 

The driver and the children were not injured and charges were filed against the driver, police said. 

The father of the children picked them up.  

No additional information has been released.

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