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Woman arrested after leading police on high speed boat chase down a river (video)

By Mason White 5:50 PM September 10, 2014
Alicia Johnson 

By: Devansh Dutt
A woman got into trouble after she stole a boat and took it for a joyride.

The woman of Oregon, was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in the middle of the Willamette River.

Deputies arrested 28-year-old Alicia Johnson on Friday night. She is accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon and attempting to elude police.

Employees of the Sportcraft Landing in Oregon City, said that Johnson entered the boat harbor, threatened and cursed employees as she made her way to nearby boats.

Johnson then went looking for a boat that had a key. The employees tried to detain the woman, but said that she threatened them. That is when they called the police.

At the edge of the pier, the woman found a set of keys that were in an old boat. She jumped into it and drove off.

Deputies were hot on her trail, but Johnson was still screaming while on the boat. After a few minutes, the engine overheated.

The woman was not ready to give herself up. She jumped out of the boat and began swimming. When she reached the shore, deputies were there waiting for her and took her into custody.

Johnson was taken to a hospital before being booked into jail. Her bail was set at $37,500.