A Brewer man was arrested Monday night after allegedly breaking into a home and leading police on a high-speed car chase in Dedham.

State police say the incident began when a Holden homeowner discovered his house had been entered and a man was seen on the property with items from the house. After the homeowner called police, 33-year-old Charles Fling of Brewer fled in his car and refused to pull over for police, according to state police spokesman Steve McCausland.

Fling refused to pull over for Holden police and led an officer on a chase that reached 90 mph before lost control of his car and overturned into a ditch on Upper Dedham Road in Dedham, according to police.

Police say Fling than fled from the scene, but was taken into custody a half-mile from the crash site when Trooper Tucker Bonnevie tackled Fling as he ran through the woods.

Fling was charged by Holden police with eluding an officer and likely will face additional charges, according to police.

After the accident Fling was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he remained Tuesday morning. He will be taken to Penobscot County Jail after he is released from the hospital, according to police.

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