MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A driver is hospitalized after being shot by police in New Jersey during a wild chase.

Police say it began when they pulled over Lester Krek of Linden for a traffic violation at 2:15 p.m. Friday in Mountainside.

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Krek, 32, took off, according to the Union County Prosecutors, triggering a brief police chase. Within minutes, he crashed into a pole on Route 22, according to authorities.

A Union Police sergeant found Krek on Larkspur Drive and the two struggled, according to prosecutors. During the struggle, the sergeant shot Krek.

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They were both taken to University Hospital. Krek is expected to survive.

Krek faces charges of disarming a police officer, eluding police, and resisting arrest.

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Anyone with information about this incident is being urged to call police at 908-347-8491 or 908-447-6195.