Beaumont officer dragged by car, two arrested after chase

Two people have been arrested after a Beaumont Police Officer was dragged by a car on Sunday.

A police spokesperson says the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.  Officers were dispatched to 1390 Gulf Street (Magic City Lounge) in reference to a large crowd and people blocking the street.

An officer saw a vehicle stopped in the street.  The Officer says he saw the driver place something in the center console so he approached the car and asked the driver to move it over to side. Police say the driver turned the car towards the officer and oncoming traffic.  The Officer's hand was stuck in the door handle and he kept ordering the driver to stop.

Police say the driver sped up.  The officer was unable to keep up he fell and was dragged a short distance.

The Officer was able to give a description of the vehicle and other officers quickly found the car. 

Police say the vehicle got to Interstate 10 and headed towards Orange County as Beaumont Police officers chased it. The vehicle exited the Rose City exit and came to a stop.

Officers placed two people from the car under arrest.

The driver, identified by police as Reginald Keller, 34, of Beaumont, had outstanding warrants.  He was also charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, open container of alcohol in a vehicle, failure to appear, driving with no drivers license and driving while license suspended.

The passenger, identified as Major Fisher, 24, of Beaumont, was arrested for Public Intoxication.

Police say they found a CO2 air soft pistol in the center console.

Beaumont EMS was called and took the injured officer to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.  The Officer's injuries included broken ribs, torn rotator cuff and abrasions from the pavement.



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