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Driver in stolen Arkansas SUV crashes into Missouri building

January 22, 2020 GMT

SRPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who was behind the wheel of a stolen Arkansas sport utility vehicle has crashed into a parked vehicle and a restaurant in Missouri while fleeing from law enforcement.

The Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the pursuit started around 4 a.m. Wednesday after deputies saw the driver run red lights and fishtail through an intersection. Deputies then lost sight of the SUV before finding it wedged in between another vehicle and the Springfield building. The release says no one was injured.

The driver was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit and taken to jail pending formal charges.

The release says the SUV was stolen out of Arkansas but provided no additional details about the theft.