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Crash Involving Suspected Drunken Driver Splits Truck In Half

AUSTIN, Minn. (WCCO) -- A chase involving a suspected drunken driver in southern Minnesota Sunday ended with a man in jail and a truck cut in half.

Austin police say the driver was swerving and topped out at 70 miles per hour before veering off the road and hitting a tree, which ripped off the bed of the truck.

Truck split in half
(credit: Austin Police Department)
Truck split in half
(credit: Austin Police Department)

Officers pulled a 23-year-old man from the burning wreck and sent him to the hospital.

Police say he was one of seven DUI arrests made in Austin this weekend.

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