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Speeders to pay for police chases

Soaring fuel prices have forced one police force in the US to increase fines for offending motorists.

From 1 July, motorists caught in Holly Springs, Georgia, will have to pay an extra $12 (£6) to cover the costs of police chasing them down.

The town’s police chief says the “fuel surcharge” will generate up to $26,000 (£13,000) in revenue per year.

Recent $4-a-gallon fuel costs have forced other police forces in the US to turn to unusual cost-saving measures.