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Stolen truck strikes police car during chase, two suspects arrested
A chase ended with a stolen truck striking a police car and two men behind bars.
Beaumont police received a report of a stolen truck and trailer in the 1900 block of 21st Street at around 1:20 this morning.
Police spotted the truck and trailer near Eastex Freeway. They tried to stop the driver, but the truck continued onto I-10.
The truck then went over a divider and across all lanes of traffic before coming to a stop on the opposite side near 11th Street.
Police say the driver then got out of the truck and ran. The truck and trailer rolled back hitting a patrol car nearby. The police car had minimal damage to the passenger-side door.
With the help of the K-9 Unit, officers found the driver hiding in tall grass near the road. Police arrested Billy Jones of Beaumont for felony theft and evading detention.
They also arrested the passenger, Clifton DeJean for felony theft.