By WCCO-TV Staff

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.

(credit: Austin Police Department)

(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.