New England Revolution Player Settles Charges in Court Following Arrest
Saer Sene, a forward for the New England Revolution, appeared in Wrentham District Court last week following his July 24 arrest in Foxborough and addressed the seven charges, according to court documents.
The Mansfield man arrested on July 24 following a motor vehicle stop on North Street in Foxborough was a New England Revolution player, the MLS club confirmed with Foxborough Patch Tuesday night, issuing the following statement.
“We are aware of the recent incident involving Saer Sene. He is currently taking steps to address the matter at the court's direction and we're confident the situation will be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties in a timely manner. We will have no further comment on the matter at this time," the statement said.
Sene, 27, a forward for the Revolution, was arrested following a motor vehicle incident that began on North Street and ended on Washington Street near Patriot Place in Foxborough at 12:33 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, according to Foxborough Police logs. Sene, according to police logs, faced three citations totalling seven traffic-related charges as a result of the arrest.
According to court documents, Sene appeared in Wrentham District Court at 2 p.m. on July 24 and addressed the seven charges, paying $1,213 in fees and fines, according to court documents.
Police reports say Foxborough Police officer Charles Gallagher observed Sene’s red Ford SUV “going a little too fast” past his position on Main and Chestnut Streets near Dunkin’ Donuts.
“As [Sene’s vehicle] exited the rotary and North and Chestnut [Streets] it sped up quickly and began to follow too close to the vehicle ahead of it,” Gallagher stated in police reports.
Officer Gallagher then reportedly exited his position at Dunkin’ Donuts, where he was on patrol observing traffic, activated his lights and siren and began to catch up to Sene’s vehicle, according to police reports.
“As the vehicle went past Lawson Road it over took the vehicle in front of him,” Gallagher said in police reports. “Normally, there would be solid marked lanes but the road had been paved a short time ago and it wasn’t marked yet. As it passed the vehicle, it approached the crest of the rise in the road and another vehicle was approaching in the opposite direction.”
Officer Gallagher said in police reports that Sene’s vehicle slowed to approximately 35 mph when he maneuvered behind the SUV near Cross Street but Sene reportedly did not stop.
“[At the entrance to Patriot Place] the vehicle slowed to about 10 mph and I thought it was going to stop,” Gallagher stated in the police report. “However, it sped back up to 35 mph and continued on.”
Officer Gallagher, according to police reports, radioed the situation into dispatch and that officer informed Gallagher that the vehicle in pursuit had a revoked registration for failing to be insured.
Sene’s vehicle, according to police reports, came to a stop on Washington Street after he “drove in the line of traffic and stopped behind a vehicle that was in the left turn lane.” Sene reportedly then turned on his blinker, according to police reports before officer Gallagher pulled up next to the SUV.
“I drove up beside him … and I yelled for him not to move and signaled him to stop,” Gallagher stated in the police report.
According to police reports, after Sene exited his vehicle, officer Gallagher “placed” the Revolution player “on the ground and put handcuffs on him.”
Sene, according to police reports, asked officer Gallagher what he had done and officer Gallagher told him he “failed to stop.” Sene then reportedly stated several times to officer Gallagher “I play for the Revolution,” according to police reports.
Sene was issued three citations totaling seven traffic-related charges, six of which were misdemeanors and one violation. The citations, according to police reports, were:
- Failure to stop for a police officer; Unsafe passing and following too close.
- Operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a revoked registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
- Operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed.
The court determined Sene was not responsible for the charge of unsafe passing, according to court documents. The traffic violation was following too closely to a motor vehicle.
Sene’s case, according to Wrentham District Court, has been closed and all charges have been addressed.