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Man swims 1km down River Seine to evade French police

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Man swims 1km down River Seine to evade French police
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09:19 CET+01:00
A man has been caught by police after trying to out-swim them for one kilometre in the Seine River in Paris.
The man had been pulled over for a routine check in Clichy-la-Garenne to the north of the city, reported Le Parisien newspaper
 
However, rather than handing his papers to the officers, he scrambled out of his car and leapt into the Seine River at around 3.40am. 
 
Desperate to evade capture the man then swam for one kilometre along the river, before getting out in the next town along, Île-Saint-Denis.
 
His efforts, however, were in vain, and the police were waiting for him when he left the water. 
 
He was promptly arrested and was admitted to hospital for the night.
 
The man still refused to reveal his identity to police, the paper reported.
 
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