Quad Cities police are investigating another incident on a Mississippi River bridge. It happened early yesterday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of the I-80 Bridge near LeClaire, which are closed for construction.
It started when a motorist drove through construction barricades on the eastbound lanes of the interstate, then onto the bridge. Police say he crashed, then climbed down a ladder onto a construction platform under the bridge. But he eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.
Last Saturday, Bettendorf police were chasing a stolen car on the I-74 Bridge when the driver, 32 year old Matt Haessler of Davenport, crashed and ran from them. Haessler stepped over a railing. He either jumped or fell into the river and is presumed drowned.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport