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UPDATE: Mother, daughter rescued from river in Belvidere, mother arrested

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UPDATE: A mom and daughter were rescued from the Kishwaukee River in Belvidere after crashing their car early Tuesday morning.

Belvidere Police say 29-year-old Ember Hall was allegedly driving drink around 3 a.m. Tuesday when an officer tried to pull her over. Police say Hall took off and drove her car through Belvidere Park and into the Kishwaukee River, all while her one-year-old child was in the vehicle.

Officers broke the window out to take the child out of the car.

Hall has been arrested and charged with a DUI, reckless driving, fleeing to elude police, resisting arrest and endangerment of a child. She is being held in the Boone County Jail on $300,000 bond.

The child has been released to a family member and DCFS has been notified.


A mom and daughter were rescued from a Belvidere pond after their car was submerged.

It happened at 1001 West Locust Street in Belvidere at around 3 a.m, according to Belvidere Fire crews. Both mom and daughter are reportedly OK, but were taken to a local hospital. Belvidere Police are still investigating the incident. 13 News will update this story as more information is available.

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