AUBURN, Wash. -

A suspected drunken driver who fled the Washington State Patrol shot himself to death as the chase came to an end early Wednesday on Highway 167 in Auburn.

The patrol says the chase began in Renton and ended about 1 a.m. after a spike strip was used to flatten tires.

The car stopped against a median barrier. Troopers found the driver slumped over the wheel, dead of a self-inflicted wound.