VIDOR, Texas — Two people from Louisiana were arrested early Saturday morning after a chase leading police officers from both Vidor and Beaumont into Hardin County.
Vidor Police attempted to stop a 2012 Kia Soul reported stolen from Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana on the I-10 westbound access road near North Main Street at 1:16 a.m. Saturday, January 12.
The driver refused to stop and started driving faster, merging back onto I-10 westbound. The car exited the freeway in downtown Beaumont, going down North and Magnolia Streets and then merging back onto I-10 westbound.
Then the driver turned onto Highway 69 North, still going over 100 miles per hour, Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll said in a news release.
The chase finally ended when the driver exited Highway 69 in Hardin County, stopping at the dead end of Hickory Hollow Drive.
The two people in the car were arrested without further incident, Carroll said.
Robert Dale Hebert, 47, of Lake Arthur, Louisiana, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, specifically less than one gram of methamphetamine and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Tiffany Michelle Jeanise, 31, of Vinton, Louisiana, was also charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Both suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail.