DEPUTIES: Man charged in high speed chase after fleeing DWI checkpoint

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A man is facing charges after deputies say he led them on a high speed chase spanning multiple counties

Wayne County deputies say Chedwick Wells from Mount Olive drove through a DWI checkpoint Saturday night with an open container of alcohol.

Deputies say led them on a chase into Duplin County. Wells reached speeds of at least 85 miles per hour during the chase before deputies eventually deflated his tires with stop sticks.

Authorities say that's when Wells ran from deputies into a bean field, but he was quickly arrested.

He's being held in the Wayne County Detention Center on a number of charges.