VIDEO: Cape Town hero chases down drunk driver

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CAPE TOWN, 25 October 2016 - Chasing the intoxicated driver in oncoming traffic for six kilometres, truck driver, Zain Small, was rewarded for his bravery by city officials.?

CAPE TOWN - A real-life hero took on a drunk driver on a Cape Town highway to save other motorists from harm.

Chasing the driver in oncoming traffic for six kilometres, truck driver Zain Small was rewarded for his bravery by city officials.

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The 25-year-old put his life on the line for the safety of others. He followed the drunk driver by using his hazards to warn others.

Several cars manage to swerve, preventing a head-on collision.

The drunk driver eventually gave up after being cornered by several traffic officials.

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The 71-year-old driver faces charges of drunk driving, reckless and negligent driving and possession of an illegal firearm.