Car chase in Brazil
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Prison escapee in Brazil car chase

A man who escaped prison in Brazil has been re-arrested after a dramatic police car chase in Sao Paulo.

When the prisoner's car was stopped by police for a minor traffic violation, he sped off in an attempt to avoid arrest.

He reportedly struck at least nine cars and four motorcycles as he tried to get away.

At least three people were injured during the chase, including the driver.

Police fired shots at the car, as drivers abandoned their vehicles.

The BBC's Tim Allman reports.

  • 15 Oct 2010