Springfield man arrested after allegedly trying to run officers down in stolen U-Haul


A Springfield man is facing several charges after allegedly trying to run down several police officers with a stolen U-Haul truck Wednesday evening.

State Police spokesman David Procopio told 22News, 28-year-old Sean McKenzie was arrested and taken into custody after Auburn Police called for assistance with a chase of a stolen U-Haul truck around 5:39 p.m.

Procopio said state troopers helped three Auburn cruisers with the chase on the Mass Pike westbound, which went through Auburn, Millbury, Worcester, Oxford, and Charlton.

Authorities were able to stop the vehicle after deploying stingers ahead of it. That was when McKenzie allegedly ran across the Mass Pike to the eastbound side and was arrested at the Charlton Service Plaza.

McKenzie is facing the following charges:

  • Operating a motor vehicle after prior suspension for OUI
  • Operating recklessly to endanger
  • Using motor vehicle without authority
  • Receiving stolen property over $250
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Mass Pike motor vehicle violations

Procopio said there is possible a second suspect involved, whom a K9 team was searching for. No further details about that suspect were provided.

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