PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Pasco Sheriff's Office deputies and bystanders jumped into action to save two kids from a car after the person driving plowed into a pond during a pursuit in Port Richey.
Video shows the car speed into the water where investigators say the driver, Jonathan Deloach, a passenger and two kids then scrambled to get out.
The ordeal began when a deputy tried to stop the car for a window tint violation, the sheriff's office said. At first, it looked like the car was going to stop. But, according to deputies, Deloach drove into a mobile home park, lost control and then crashed into the pond.
Authorities said while they were getting Deloach out of the pond, they found a baggie of what tested positive for methamphetamine floating in front of him.
Investigators said nobody was hurt.
Deloach faces several charges, including child abuse, possession of methamphetamines, driving with a suspended license, fleeing to elude and reckless driving.
Deputies said Deloach had three outstanding warrants, which he told them was the reason why he didn't stop.
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