High-speed chase through Beaumont ends in Vidor - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

High-speed chase through Beaumont ends in Vidor, cocaine found in car

Posted:
SOUTHEAST TEXAS -

Deputies say they found around two pounds of cocaine in a car after a driver refused to pull over and sparked a high-speed chase through Beaumont Thursday morning.  The chase ended in Vidor after the driver jumped out of the car near Highway 12.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Rod Carroll spoke with 12News just after the chase ended.  He said the Sheriff's Office tried to pull over a car around 9:40 a.m. near Walden Road in Beaumont after the driver committed a traffic violation.  The driver refused to stop and a chase began.

The chase went eastbound as the driver headed the wrong way in the westbound service road.  The driver eventually crossed over and got into the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10.  The chase went through Beaumont and into Orange County.

The driver got onto the service road near Highway 12 in Vidor, tried to make a U-turn and the car smashed into a concrete pillar of the overpass. Deputies say the driver jumped out of the car and tried to flee on foot.

A passenger in the car broke his right thigh bone in the accident and immediately taken into custody.

The driver was quickly caught after a short foot chase and was also taken into custody.

Officers say they found just over 2 pounds of cocaine inside the car.

Carroll told 12News that the two men are brothers from Florida. They are both being treated for minor injuries at Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth at this time. Their names will be released as soon as they are arraigned, and Carroll says they will be booked in the Jefferson County Jail as soon as they are released from the hospital.

Both face felony charges for drug possession and evading arrest.

  • 911 Abuse Warning

    911 Abuse Warning

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:05 GMT
    They have one of the most stressful jobs out there - 911 Emergency Dispatchers. They deal with all kinds of life or death scenarios almost on a daily basis. They also deal with their fair share of false alarm calls or prank calls. In fact recently, one man was arrested for making over 400 calls to 911 in one day.More >>
    They have one of the most stressful jobs out there - 911 Emergency Dispatchers. They deal with all kinds of life or death scenarios almost on a daily basis. They also deal with their fair share of false alarm calls or prank calls. In fact recently, one man was arrested for making over 400 calls to 911 in one day.More >>
  • Dash Cam Video Shows High Speed Chase

    Dash Cam Video Shows High Speed Chase

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:20:04 GMT
    Corpus Christi Police on Tuesday released the dash cam video of the high speed chase between CCPD officers and a man wanted in a double shooting that left one person dead.More >>
    Corpus Christi Police on Tuesday released the dash cam video of the high speed chase between CCPD officers and a man wanted in a double shooting that left one person dead.More >>
  • Record Enrollment Year At TAMUCC

    Record Enrollment Year At TAMUCC

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:16:00 GMT
    This year Texas AM Corpus Christi is welcoming over 11,000 students overall to the campus. That's an increase of over 5 percent in one year.More >>
    This year Texas AM Corpus Christi is welcoming over 11,000 students overall to the campus. That's an increase of over 5 percent in one year.More >>