Sanford man accused of fleeing police on motorcycle

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 17, 2013, at 8:59 a.m.

ACTON, Maine — A Sanford man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit on a motorcycle through York County.

Anthony Gallant, 23, turned himself in at the York County Sheriff’s Office, according to Chief Deputy William King.

Deputies had attempted to stop Gallant on Milton Mills Road in Acton shortly before 5 p.m. after police say he was clocked exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph, but Gallant refused to pull over.

Gallant led deputies on a pursuit through Acton, Shapleigh and Lebanon, going as fast as 80 mph, according to King.

Sheriff’s deputies, state police and North Berwick police chased Gallant for 10 miles before the pursuit was terminated, King said.

Gallant later surrendered and was charged with eluding a police officer and passing a police roadblock, both Class C felonies, King said.

He was taken to York County Jail, where he posted $1,000 bail. Gallant’s date in Superior Court is Nov. 27.

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