Mar 30, 2010 10:01 AM by Associated Press

Man fleeing Ohio police jumps fence - into prison

Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence - landing in what turned out to be a prison yard.

Garfield Heights police say the chase started in that suburb early Monday over a traffic violation and reached speeds of 90 mph. Police say that after a race through several communities, the driver and a passenger bolted from the car and headed for a fence. They apparently did not realize it was on the outside the state women's prison in Cleveland.

They were arrested along with two other passengers who also tried to flee.


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