New details: Police pursue “sovereign citizen” from Yarmouth to Plymouth

YARMOUTH – A subject apparently failed to stop for Yarmouth Police leading to a pursuit early Tuesday afternoon. The pursuit went up Route 6 at speeds reported to be up to 90 MPH. The suspect’s gray pickup hit stop sticks Mass State Police deployed just before the Sagamore Bridge. he eventually pulled over near Exit 3 on Route 3 in Plymouth and was taken into custody without further incident.

From Yarmouth Police: Yarmouth police officers attempted to stop a pickup truck driven by a man, who identifies as a sovereign citizen, with three active arrest warrants early Tuesday afternoon. Following a pursuit through three towns, he was taken into custody by the Massachusetts State Police.

Uniformed officers and members of the department’s Proactive Anti-Crime (PAC) Unit received information that Sean Curran, 36, listed as being from Stoughton and a sovereign citizen, had been staying in South Yarmouth. Officers observed Curran’s 2006 Mitsubishi Raider traveling on Forest Road in South Yarmouth and attempted to stop it. The vehicle was unregistered and displayed an “American State National” license plate, which is commonly displayed by members of the sovereign citizen movement. Curran continued to drive while three police cruisers with lights and sirens followed. The pursuit made its way to the highway and the Massachusetts State Police were notified.

Curran continued traveling with the flow of traffic on Route 6 with Yarmouth Police cruisers still behind him. Troopers caught up to Yarmouth Police cruisers near Exit 65, West Barnstable, and took over the pursuit. At this point, all Yarmouth Police cruisers discontinued to pursue.

The State Police continued to pursue Curran, utilizing vehicle stopping measures, and eventually taking Curran into custody just North of the Sagamore Bridge.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends the actions of the officers in each of the incidents. Calls like this are an example of the dangers officers face daily. The successful outcome for this call was a direct result of the professionalism and dedication of the men and women of Yarmouth Police Department and the mission to keep our community safe.

CWN is checking with Yarmouth Police for further details on how the incident started.

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