Police: Woman tried to swim from Ore. traffic stop

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Myrtle Creek police say a 21-year-old woman was arrested this week after she tried to swim away from officers during a traffic stop.

Chief Don Brown says Kathryn Ann Goodyear took off as officers discovered her passenger had marijuana. She went to the South Umpqua River near Interstate 5 and jumped in.

The chief says Goodyear tried to swim across, but couldn't make and returned to the riverbank.

The Roseburg News-Review reports she was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of third-degree escape and attempting to elude an officer on foot.

Her passenger, 32-year-old Aaron Canterbury of York, Pa., was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession or concealment of a firearm.

Brown says police found 95.3 grams of marijuana in a jar.