A man faces numerous felony charges after being arrested for allegedly leading lawmen on a car chase through Destin and Fort Walton Beach on Thursday morning.

Edward Graham Thornburg, 54, of Destin, faces the following charges: six counts of hit and run involving property damage, six counts of DUI with property damage, aggravated fleeing and eluding with injury or damage, driving under the influence refusal to submit for second time, assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.

Thornburg was taken into custody in Fort Walton Beach, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

The chase began around 9:30 a.m. in Destin as sheriff's deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash involving a suspected impaired driver, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson. 

Thornburg left the scene in a white Land Rover, refusing to stop for deputies, the press release said.

Fort Walton Beach police joined the chase as Thornburg crossed Brooks Bridge. Both agencies chased the suspect along residential streets in the Elliott's Point neighborhood.

He struck several patrol cars and two private vehicles during the chase, Nicholson said.

He was eventually caught on Florida Blanca Place near the corner of First Street in Fort Walton Beach.

Thornburg was treated by emergency medical personnel after he was in custody. He had blood covering a portion of his face. There were no other injuries, according to Nicholson.