Authorities: Stolen vehicle suspect strikes tree, faces DUI charge
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Turner County authorities say a man who struck a tree with a stolen vehicle on Monday was under the influence.
The incident began when authorities in Turner County responded to a traffic complaint north of Chancellor. Authorities say a vehicle was found in the ditch without the driver. Deputies were then = alerted to a vehicle that had just been stolen nearby.
Authorities say the stolen vehicle went through a stop sign in Chancellor at about 65 mph. The driver lost control and eventually struck a tree head-on.
Authorities say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, receiving serious non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver was arrested on multiple charges including DUI, possession of a controlled substance. and grand theft.
The name of the suspect was not released.
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