US suspect escapes, into prison

2010-03-31 14:00

Cleveland - 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 on Monday over a traffic violation and reached speeds of 145km/h.

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 realise it was fencing in the state women's prison in Cleveland.

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