Suspect in stolen car arrested on I-95 in Georgetown after police chase ends in crash

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (WHDH) – A suspect in a stolen car was arrested Tuesday night after a police chase that began in Reading and came to a crashing end on I-95 in Georgetown.

State police said they tried pulling over 39-year-old Steven Chaffee in Stoneham for driving erratically but he took off, leading them on a chase up I-95. Police said the SUV Chaffee was driving had also been reported stolen.

Chaffee was apprehended by multiple officers in a grassy field on the southbound side of the highway near the Rowley line in Georgetown. Drivers said state police used a spike strip to stop the SUV, which then swerved across the median into the southbound lanes and crashed into a white van. The SUV ended up in the woods and other drivers saw Chaffee try to flee on foot.

“I noticed this guy, like running from the police and this statie came and tackled him to the ground,” said Merouane Benabdelkri.

Video from Sky7 showed Chaffee being loaded into an ambulance. No serious injuries were reported.

A large amount of debris could be seen scattered across the highway near Route 97. The stolen vehicle was towed out of the woods and a crash reconstruction team was called to the scene.

Chaffee is expected to be booked on multiple charges.

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