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UPDATE: Man who lead police on 2-county chase held on $150,000 in bonds

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Cesar Olmedo, 22, of Nederland, was arrested after a police chase 3/11/2014 (Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office) Cesar Olmedo, 22, of Nederland, was arrested after a police chase 3/11/2014 (Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office)

A Nederland man who lead Orange County Sheriff's Deputies on a chase that started in Vidor and ended in Nederland is held on $150,000 in bonds.

Orange County Justice of the Peace David Peck arraigned Cesar Olmedo, 22, of Nederland, Wednesday morning.

Olmedo lead deputies on a chase that started around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after a dispatcher received a call about a truck stolen from the Vidor Superette located at 5645 North Main in Vidor.

As deputies were approaching the business they spotted the stolen truck on North Main and tried to stop the driver who refused to pull over.

Olmedo lead deputies to Interstate 10, then westbound toward Beaumont with speeds around 100 miles-per-hour. From there he took the Highway 69 exit, then went onto Highway 347. By this time, Beaumont police officers had joined the chase.

As Olmedo approached the intersection with Spurlock Road, the suspect crashed into a passenger vehicle and then side swiped the trailer of an eighteen wheeler. This is in front of the Tamale King restaurant.

Olmedo then fled on foot where officers were able to apprehend him on Hill St., just off Hwy 347.

The stolen vehicle is a 1996 Chevrolet truck. The driver of the passenger car that was involved in the collision was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas for non-life threatening injuries. The eighteen wheeler driver was not hurt.

Olmedo was not injured, but was taken to the Baptist Hospital in Orange for a medical evaluation. After being evaluated, he was taken to the Orange County Jail where he was booked for unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest with a vehicle, both offenses a State Jail Felony.

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