Police arrested a Corinth man on numerous charges Tuesday, Oct. 12, after he allegedly led them on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed his vehicle and unsuccessfully tried to run from the scene.

Douglas E, Chambers, 43, was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, two counts of refusing to submit to arrest or detention, two counts of disorderly conduct, stalking, two counts of criminal mischief, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and exceeding the speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating said the incident involving Chambers started at 5:49 p.m., after police received a call from a female who was staying at the Rocky Ridge Motel on Route 1 in Stockton Springs. The woman stated that a man, whom she identified as Chambers, was trying to force his way into her room. Keating said the woman knew Chambers.

Keating said Chambers was attempting to come in through the window of the woman’s room.

“At one point, he had cut a screen and was reaching in through the window, trying to get the door unlocked,” Keating said.

Deputies Kevin Littlefield and Sgt. Dale Brown responded to the call, as did Searsport Police Officer Jessica Danielson.

Keating said when Danielson arrived, she observed Chambers reaching through the window of the motel room. Danielson then ordered Chambers to stop, but instead he fled the scene in his 2009 Dodge Charger. Keating said at that point, Chambers was headed back toward Stockton Springs.

Littlefield and Brown responded to the scene from different directions in an attempt to locate the vehicle. A few minutes later, Keating said, Brown spotted Chambers’ vehicle near Perry’s Store on Route 1, and the officer turned around to pursue Chambers.

Chambers continued to drive at a high rate of speed, Keating said, and officers estimated that the chase reached speeds greater than 90 miles per hour.

When Chambers reached the intersection of routes 1 and 1A, Keating said, Chambers crashed his car.

“He then fled the vehicle on foot into the woods, where Sgt. Brown pursued and consequently arrested him,” Keating said.

Stockton Springs Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene to assist with traffic control at the busy intersection, but Keating said traffic was not completely blocked off because Chambers’ vehicle had gone airborne and flown off the road.

Keating said Chambers had struck a curb, and the force of the impact lifted his vehicle into the air. After landing in a nearby grassy area, the vehicle continued on, coming to rest in the woods alongside the road.

The female who had initially called police to report Chambers was not hurt, Keating said.

Chambers is scheduled to appear in Waldo County Superior Court Thursday, Dec. 30. He was arraigned on the charges in Fifth District Court in Belfast Wednesday, Oct. 13.