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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - One man is hospitalized following a chase on Youngstown's South Side Monday morning.

Police say they tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation at about 9 a.m. on Glenwood avenue. Officers began a pursuit when the car refused to stop.

Just as police were about to end the chase, the driver abandoned the car at Glenwood and West Evergreen Avenue.

The car struck the side of a building on the corner.  The driver tried to escape on foot.

Police caught up with the suspect a short time later and took him in to custody.

Officers say that the suspect as taken by ambulance to Saint Elizabeth Hospital after he regurgitated a large amount of crack cocaine that he had ingested.

There's no word on the suspect's name or condition. The vice squad has been called to investigate because of the drugs found at the scene.

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