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Teenagers detained near Plankinton after chase in stolen car, on foot

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PLANKINTON -- Two teenage boys were taken into custody Monday morning after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle into a ditch near Plankinton and fleeing on foot.

At about 8 a.m., a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper reportedly tried to initiate a traffic stop on a 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 eastbound on Interstate 90, 2 miles southeast of Plankinton.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, the 16-year-old driver exited I-90 at its intersection with U.S. Highway 281, and the vehicle went into the east ditch at the top of the exit ramp.

The driver and 14-year-old passenger allegedly ran toward a group of trees. The 14-year-old was reported to have been found hiding in the trees, and the 16-year-old was reportedly found hiding in a vehicle nearby. The Aurora County Sheriff's Office assisted in the incident, and both boys were detained. Neither was injured.

Following the chase, the vehicle was found to have been stolen from Pennington County. Charges are pending against the two teenagers.

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