Springvale man accused of speeding from police with children in the car

Posted Nov. 16, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 17, 2011, at 7:58 a.m.

HOLLIS, Maine — A Springvale man is behind bars after police say he led them on a high-speed chase with two young children in the back seat.

York County Major William King said in a news release that deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in Hollis and while en route to the call, Deputy Scott Hendrick saw a vehicle driving toward him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle had a flat tire and was shooting sparks into the air.

Hendricks tried to pull the driver over, but Lance Drury, 26, of Springvale reportedly continued to drive at a high rate of speed for another mile before stopping. Drury’s two children, ages 3 and 19 months, were secured in car seats.

While deputies attempted to remove the children from the vehicle, Drury allegedly became uncooperative and disorderly and was arrested and secured in the back of a police cruiser.

While in the cruiser, the suspect reportedly kicked a radar unit and did some damage to the interior molding of the vehicle before his legs were secured.

Drury is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child, failure to stop for an officer and criminal mischief. He was released on bail.

After Drury was secured, Deputy Darren Cyr continued to respond to the original call of the domestic assault. Upon arrival, Cyr found evidence of a domestic violence assault and arrested Timothy Elsner, 49 of Cedarburg, Wis.

Elsner was booked into the York County Jail and is being held on $300 cash bail.

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