A Brownfield man was seriously injured in a crash during a police chase in Naples early Saturday.

Richard Nicholson, 25, will face several charges following the crash on Route 11 at 2:13 a.m., the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office reported in a statement.

Police said sheriff’s Deputy Todd McGee spotted Nicholson speeding on Route 302. McGee pursued Nicholson for about a mile at 90 mph, then Nicholson turned his 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier onto Route 11, lost control and struck a utility pole, breaking it in half. Nicholson was thrown from the vehicle, landing in a snowbank.

He was taken to Bridgton Hospital.

Police said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

Police said Nicholson will be charged with eluding a police officer, operating under the influence and criminal speeding.

Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

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Twitter: @bquimby

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