Jefferson County constable patrol vehicle involved in Beaumont wreck

A patrol vehicle from the Jefferson County Precinct 8 Constable's Office was involved in an accident early Saturday morning.

The Precinct 8 pickup truck and an SUV collided at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Franklin Street, near downtown Beaumont around 1 a.m.

Authorities say the driver of the SUV ran a red light, then fled the scene leading to a foot chase.

Two people were taken to the hospital.  Our photographer at the scene said one of the people taken to the hospital is the driver of the patrol vehicle.

Authorities say the injured are expected to be okay.

No names have been released.

The Precinct 8 Constable's Office is based in Port Arthur, and is run by longtime Constable Eddie Collins.



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