Chase ends with self-inflicted gunshot

CREATED Jan 22, 2013

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TOWN OF NEWBOLD, Wis. (AP) -- Officials say a sheriff's deputy's pursuit of a vehicle in Oneida County ended when the driver took his own life with a gunshot wound.

Family members of the man were concerned about his safety and asked the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department for help.

That department contacted Oneida County and a deputy on patrol in the Town of Newbold spotted the man's vehicle shortly before 11 p.m. Monday.

The driver fled at a high rate of speed and the deputy pursued. Authorities say the vehicle eventually stopped and the armed driver stepped out and took his own life.