updated 4/29/2009 4:45:27 AM ET 2009-04-29T08:45:27

A 40-year-old man is behind bars after after leading deputies on a 57-mile chase — in a garbage truck.

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At one point, a Morrison County sheriff's deputy tried to stop the truck by firing a shotgun into its engine.

Police said the pursuit started when authorities received a report Tuesday about an intoxicated man trying to get into a home. The man left, driving the truck, before deputies arrived.

Authorities said the driver swerved at squad cars and accelerated in reverse.

Deputies tried stopping the truck with stop sticks, but it kept going with several flat tires.

The driver eventually pulled over and was caught by a police dog as he ran into the woods.

The suspect was treated for dog bites, then jailed, pending charges.

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