By CBSLA Staff

UPLAND (CBSLA) – A police dog made quick work of a search for a pursuit suspect through thick brush in the Upland area.

The search began shortly after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon after a suspected hit-and-run driver fled from California Highway Patrol officers in a chase in the Diamond Bar area.

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The driver then left his car near homes in the San Antonio Heights area and hid in nearby brush.

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Officers deployed the K9 and found the suspect, who was taken into custody.

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Authorities told CBSLA the K9 was injured and transported to San Antonio Hospital in unknown condition.