Man jumps off 70-foot overpass in Tampa

Posted at 5:34 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 06:25:34-04

A man who jumped 70 feet from a Tampa overpass during a DUI stop early Monday morning managed to survive, suffering a broken leg and wrist.

Around 2:15 a.m., Tampa police officers made a traffic stop near the Columbus Drive and North 50th Street overpass on Interstate 4.

A police report said the driver suddenly sprinted off during a field sobriety test. After a short chase on foot, the man jumped off the overpass to a grass median around 70 feet below. 

Police said the man's injuries aren't life-threatening.

Criminal charges are pending. 

Tampa police have not released the identity of the man.