By CBS13 Staff

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A driver has been taken to the hospital after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a short chase and crashing along Highway 99 early Friday morning.

Officers say, around 2:30 a.m., they tried to pull over a driver who was reportedly speeding and weaving through lanes on the southbound side of the freeway near Sheldon Road. That driver wouldn’t stop, however, sparking a short chase through the Elk Grove area.

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Eventually, the suspect crashed into a guardrail near Eschinger Road. The vehicle ended up on its roof.

The driver was rushed to the hospital; officers described the suspect’s injuries as serious.

CHP says they are investigating if the driver was under the influence at the time of the chase and crash.

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Traffic is moving slowly through the area along southbound Highway 99 due to one lane still being blocked.