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Driver With 2 Children In Car Drives Into Retention Pond Near I-80 In Hammond, Indiana While Fleeing Police

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A car carrying children drove into a retention pond while fleeing police in Hammond, Indiana overnight.

The incident took place near I-80 and the Kennedy Avenue ramp after Lake County Sheriff's police attempted to conduct two traffic stops near St. John.

An officer jumped into the pond and found the female driving seated behind the wheel and two children who were crying.

The driver was taken to the Lake County Jail and is facing charges.

The children were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

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