Groveton man arrested after a snowmobile pursuit
GROVETON - Conservation Officers arrested a man for several violations stemming from a snowmobile pursuit.
On Saturday night, at about 6:30 p.m., Conservation officers Glen Lucas and Lt. Wayne Saunders attempted to stop a snowmobile on Bag Hill for a loud exhaust.
Officials said Patrick Guay, 19 of Groveton, failed to stop, and began to travel at a dangerous speed.
Police said Guay left the snowmobile trail and got onto a public way in an attempt to out-run the officers.
Officials said Guay ran into the arresting officers snowmobile on Cumberland Way, lost control of his snowmobile, and fled the scene on foot.
No one was injured in the crash, and the officers radioed into the Lancaster dispatch for assistance.
Officials said the Groveton Police department, State Police, and the Groveton Fire Department tracked Guary on Cumberland Street across from the Upper Ammonoosuc River, and into a horse pasture next to Route 110.
Officials said Guay continued to venture further into the woods, and finally was arrested.
Guay was charged with felony operating with a suspanded licenese while being a habitual offender, misemeanor disobeying a conservation officerand resisting arrest.
He was also charged with oprating with an altered exhaust, endangering a person, unreasonable speeding, operating a snowmobile on the traveled portion of a road, and operating on private land of another without written landowner permission. Officials said othe charges are still pending.
Officials said Guay was released on $5,000 cash bail and is expected to b arrainged at Lancster District Court on April 20.