Joseph Turner of Gorham is facing several charges after police said he refused to stop for a deputy, sped away and crashed in Standish early Saturday morning. Credit: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

A Gorham man was hospitalized for serious injuries after police say he crashed his vehicle while trying to evade a sheriff’s deputy early Saturday morning.

Joseph Turner, 26, is facing charges for operating under the influence and driving with a revoked license, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Turner has several OUI convictions, the sheriff’s office said.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, a sheriff’s deputy saw Turner driving erratically down the wrong lane on Chadbourne Road in Standish. The deputy tried to stop Turner but he sped up as he turned on Standish Neck Road, and went off the road after less than half a mile.

Turner’s 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a utility pole and rolled over multiple times, ejecting him before he became pinned under his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. Standish and Gorham emergency personnel freed Turner and took him to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

The Cumberland County Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.