Shawn J. Tatman. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

A car chase by Columbus police Friday night led to a man’s arrest on drug related charges.

Police noticed a truck without a license plate near 10th Street and Whitfield Drive at about 6:30 p.m. Friday evening and attempted to pull the pickup over. However the driver took off south on U.S. 31 at speeds of up to 80 mph.

Eventually the driver lost control and crashed into a fence in the 200 block of Patterson Drive, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police.

The driver, 41-year-old Shawn J. Tatman was found hiding under a bush. After he refused to show his hands, he was hit with a Taser. Police allegedly found methamphetamine on the ground where he had been laying, Harris says.

He is facing preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and an outstanding warrant from another county.