Driver of stolen pickup truck flees police, slams into Tempe business

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TEMPE -- One man is in custody after leading police on a short chase and then plowing his truck into the side of a Tempe business.

It happened shortly after 6 a.m. at 48th Street and Southern Avenue.

It all started with a report of a stolen truck in Phoenix. The owner reportedly saw somebody driving off in his truck.

Officers spotted the truck and tried to pull it over, but the driver took off.

Police did not chase him, but they did catch up with him after he crashed into the side of building.

The driver was hurt and was taken to Maricopa Medical Center as a precaution.

No other injuries were reported.