Sean-Michael Grenier, 23, of Sanford remained at York County Jail this morning after allegedly leading Maine State Police and Sanford police on a chase through residential streets Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

Sean-Michael Grenier, 23, of Sanford remained at York County Jail this morning after allegedly leading Maine State Police and Sanford police on a chase through residential streets Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

SPRINGVALE — A local man whose driver’s license was said by state police to be under five active suspensions remained at York County Jail this morning in lieu of $800 bail after he allegedly led state police and Sanford police on a chase through residential neighborhoods Sunday morning.

Sean-Michael Grenier, 23, was apprehended on Riverbank Court following a four-mile chase, according to a Maine State Police statement. 

Police did not indicate the speed involved in their statement, but some of those who saw portions of it play out estimated speeds of 50 miles an hour, according to comment on social media.

The chase ensued after MSP Trooper Adam Schmidt attempted to stop a 2002 Volkswagen GTI on North Avenue for a number of unspecified  vehicle violations just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

“A pursuit ensued and after almost four miles the vehicle came to a stop on Riverbank Court in Springvale,” police said in the statement. “It was learned that Grenier’s license was under five  active suspensions, he was on bail conditions, had a warrant for an unpaid fine and his vehicle was unregistered.”

 Grenier was taken into custody without incident and charged witha Class C felony of eluding an officer. Police said he faces further charges, including misdemeanor operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.

Initially held without bail, Grenier remained at York County Jail this morning following a court appearance Monday where bail was set at $500 cash on the eluding charge and $300 on an unpaid fines charge for allegedly failing to pay restitution in connection with a prior  conviction.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or [email protected].


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