Mount Pleasant police say a 24-year-old man is facing felony charges after leading officers on a high-speed pursuit through the south side of the village.

At 10:22 p.m. Thursday, police were monitoring traffic at Highway 31 and Biscayne Avenue when they observed a vehicle traveling south on Highway 31 at a high rate of speed. Officers estimate the driver was going around 80 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.

Police activated lights and sirens and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver kept going, but officers terminated the pursuit at Wood Road. The driver kept going south on Wood Road and then on Taylor. When he attempted a left turn onto Highway KR, he crashed into a ditch.

Officers caught up with the man who exited his vehicle with his arms raised. He was taken into custody without incident and faces felony charges of fleeing a police officer and first degree endangering safety.

There were no injuries.

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