A Rockland woman who was free on bail after being accused of beating up a woman in a local bar last year is behind bars again after police say she stole a car and then refused to stop for officers.

Jacqueline E. Johnson, 37, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 3, and charged with unauthorized use of property, criminal operating under the influence, passing a roadblock, refusing to submit to arrest, driving to endanger and violating a condition of release.

According to affidavits filed by police in Knox County Unified Court, Rockland police received a report that a pickup truck had been stolen from outside a residence on Limerock  Street in Rockland. The owner had left the keys in the vehicle.

As officers were investigating that report, Thomaston police reported being in pursuit of the stolen vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed on Old County Road, heading north toward Rockland.

The vehicle turned onto Limerock Street and Rockland officers in a cruiser tried to stop the vehicle near the intersection of Oliver and Limerock, but the vehicle drove over a curb and a snowbank to continue along the road.

The vehicle eventually stopped a few hundred yards further east on Limerock, but Johnson refused to get out of the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Officers detected a strong smell of alcohol on the woman when they removed her from the stolen vehicle. She was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland, where she refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to the officers.

Johnson had been free on bail since Nov. 20 after she was charged with aggravated assault for beating up another woman inside a pub.

She made her initial appearance in court Monday, Feb. 5, on the new charge. The attorney for the day, Elizabeth Noble, asked the court to direct that a mental examination be required for Johnson.

Bail was set at $500 cash.