(MYFOX NATIONAL) - A high-speed police chase involving a stolen boat was caught on police dash-cam video in Connecticut. On the video, several police officers can be seen following the 32-foot Boston Whaler at speeds up to 95 miles an hour into the town of Guilford on Thursday.
East Haven police said the boat was stolen from Diamond Marine. Several miles into the chase that happened on Interstate 95, the suspect started weaving, and then the boat flipped off the trailer.
Police caught up and driver Patrick Holland, 38, was arrested. The boat dealer said Holland was a longtime customer who was talking about buying a boat. Robert Goulston, manager of Diamond Marine, said Holland had his heart set on a boat that was already sold. So he just hooked his pick-up truck to the boat and took off.
"[I'm] sick over it. Just sick over it. It was a sold boat to a customer," said Goulston. "Electronics had already been installed. And to see that happen is sickening.
"It is the best selling boat out there, probably the most reliable and safe boat. I can understand why he wanted it so badly," Goulston said.
Holland has been charged with larceny and reckless endangerment and is being held on a $100,000 bond. Diamond Marine, which called 911 about the incident, has not decided what to do with the damaged Whaler.
|Liveleak on Facebook|