COLUMBUS — A 36-year-old suspect is being held by authorities after leading Columbus Police on a chase along U.S. Highway 81.

The pursuit began around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and ended within a few miles of the Highway 81-Highway 92 junction.

Police said the driver, whose name was not released, was detained and charges are pending after the subject is treated for self-inflicted injuries at a mental health facility.

The chase got underway near 17th Street and 33rd Avenue following a traffic violation, according to police. The suspect's vehicle eventually experienced mechanical problems and left the roadway.

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