Gilmanton man who fled police with kids in his car sentenced

GILMANTON — A local man who led a police sergeant on a high-speed chase along the town's back roads while he had his two young children in the car with him in September of 2013 was sentenced to serve 12 months in jail for operating after suspension.

In addition, Gilmanton Police said yesterday that Sean Mulcahy Sr. 42, pleaded guilty to reckless conduct with a deadly weapon for trying to force Sgt. Matt Currier's cruiser off Crystal Lake Road during the pursuit. He was sentenced to two-to-five years in the N.H. State Prison — all suspended for five years pending his good behavior.

According to affidavits and reports at the time, Currier has been alerted by someone that there was possibly an intoxicated person who had just left a ball field and was headed toward Alton.

Currier saw the car described by the caller and attempted to stop it on Places Mill Road in Alton, which is near the Gilmanton line. Currier said he recognized Mulcahy and knew he didn't have a valid drivers license.

Currier followed Mulcahy onto Crystal Lake Road. He said Mulcahy slowed and made a wide turn on to Hill Road and turned around to face Currier as he followed him. Currier had to drive off the road to avoid hitting Mulcahy and, after seeing the small children in the back seat, stopped the chase.

Currier said he saw Mulcahy a second time but Mulcahy slammed the car into reverse and headed north. When Currier rounded the corner he saw the car parked on Rainbo Lane and Mulcahy running from the opened driver's door.

Mulcahy allegedly took a red Jeep belonging to the Rainbo Lane homeowner which Currier found abandoned near Miller Road.

A Gilford K-9 attempted to track Mulcahy but Currier was able to find him at his home about 30 minutes later.