October 17, 2013

Sanford man charged in high-speed motorcycle chase

The rider refused to pull over and fled at speeds up to 80 mph, police said.

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A Sanford man was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase in York County.

Anthony Gallant

Courtesy York County Sheriff’s Office

Anthony Gallant, 23, of 25 Old Post Lane, was arrested after a 10-mile chase that reached speeds of more than 80 mph, according to York County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy William King.

A sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop Gallant at 4:44 p.m. on Milton Mills Road in Acton after Gallant’s motorcycle was seen traveling more than 30 mph over the posted speed limit. King said Gallant refused to stop and accelerated instead.

The motorcycle fled for 10 miles through Action, Shapleigh and Lebanon before police left off the chase because the rider’s operation endangered the public and himself, King said. Police were able to identify Gallant as the driver and he later surrendered to police.

Gallant was charged with eluding an officer and passing a police roadblock, both Class C crimes. He posted $1,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on Nov. 27.

State Police and the North Berwick Police Department assisted with the chase before it was called off.

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