• Leominster man turns himself in after police chase


    LEOMINSTER (MyFoxBoston.com) A 41-year-old Leominster man turned himself in on Wednesday after he reportedly tried to run down police officers.

    Leominster Police responded to 297 West Street at about 5 p.m. on reports of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived to the scene, one of the residents, identified as Mark Swaine, escaped the home in a 1999 Ford pickup truck.

    Police say a short car chase ensued, during which Swaine tried to run down two officers. A third officer managed to avoid being hit by Swaine after he reportedly tried to hit his car.

    Shortly after the incident, Swaine turned himself in at the police station.

    The 41-year-old is facing a slew of charges that include assault and battery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), attempted murder by strangulation, intimidation of a witness, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for a police officer, marked lanes violation, and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Swaine was held on $10,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday morning.

    A male victim involved in the domestic disturbance sustained injuries to his face. An ambulance was initially dispatched to the scene as police were unsure about the extent of their injuries.

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