2 arrested after traffic stop in York County

Posted Oct. 03, 2012, at 4:41 p.m.

LIMERICK, Maine — Two men were arrested Tuesday night in York County after a sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of Route 5, police said.

Stephen Rainville, 38, of Sanford and his passenger, Robert Boyd, 42, of Manchester, N.H., both appeared to be intoxicated when Deputy Robert Carr questioned the men, according to York County Major William King.

Even though Rainville did not have any identification on him, he was cooperative in identifying himself to Carr, according to King. When the deputy returned to his cruiser, dispatch advised him that the vehicle Rainville was driving had been stolen.

When Carr attempted to detain Rainville, he refused to cooperate and walked away, resulting in a brief foot pursuit before Rainville was shocked with a stun gun, King said.

Rainville was placed under arrest and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, a Class C felony, operating with a revoked license and refusing to submit to arrest.

Police also discovered Boyd had warrants for failure to pay fines for a previous OUI, operating after suspension and theft, King said.

Boyd was charged with the aforementioned warrants and motor vehicle theft. Boyd’s bail was set at $5,496 cash, and Rainville’s at $6,500. Both suspects remained in the York County Jail on Wednesday.

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