PIERRE, S.D. — A Pierre man is jailed after police say he stole a pickup truck full of newspapers and led officers on a high-speed chase west of Fort Pierre.

Pierre Police Chief Jason Jones says the newspaper carrier had just begun delivering 246 papers shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday when his truck was stolen.

A Stanley County sheriff’s deputy spotted the truck and tried to stop it, and a chase ensued. It ended when the driver lost control and the truck rolled.

The 19-year-old driver was arrested on several charges including drunken driving and grand theft.

The paper carrier was able to finish his routes with help from another Capital Journal employee.

Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com

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