BOXFORD (CBS) — A man has been taken into custody after he led police on a high-speed pursuit Tuesday evening.
Steven Chaffee, 39, of Edgartown, was arrested by State Police around 6 p.m after he prompted a police chase and tried to run away when he crashed the car.
According to State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio, Stoneham Police initiated the chase when they noticed Chaffee was driving a stolen 2015 Dodge Journey S.U.V.
State Police joined on Route 95 north in Lynnfield.
Troopers deployed “stop sticks” to try and end the chase. One flattened the front left tire and Chaffee lost control of his S.U.V., police said. The vehicle veered across the grassy highway median and slammed into a van driving on the other side on the highway in Boxford.
He then tried to get out of his car and run away but was stopped by a K9 unit.
Chaffee was taken to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport to be treated for minor injuries he sustained during his arrest.
He will be charged with failure to stop for police and other charges.