Police responded to an attempt locate of a possible stolen vehicle traveling northbound of FM 563 entering the City of Liberty. Officers located the vehicle which was a 2007 Chevrolet Pick-up registered to Almcoe Refrigeration, Dallas, Texas. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 300 block of FM 563, at which time it appeared the driver was going to cooperate with the traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the driver without notice, fled officers traveling eastbound onto US 90 towards Jefferson County. Fleeing vehicle traveled in excess speeds of 100 MPH attempting to strike vehicles on the oncoming lane of traffic.
Vehicle entered into Jefferson County where attempts were made to spike the fleeing vehicle. Driver continued to drive recklessly as he entered the City of Beaumont. Liberty Officers continued to in the pursuit but taking a secondary roll once entering into Jefferson County and the City of Beaumont. Suspect took a series of roads ultimately ending up on State Highway 105 in the north city limits of Vidor, Texas where he crashed the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended with the assistance of Beaumont Police Department, Jefferson County Constable Office Precinct four and the Vidor Police Department.
The suspect was later identified as Taylor Meier, 34 years of age, from Grapeland, Texas. Taylor Meier was transported to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital for an illness unrelated to the pursuit.
The Liberty Police Department will be seeking charges on Taylor Meier for felony Evading Arrest with a Vehicle and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.
The Liberty Police Department wants to give special thanks to Beaumont Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Constable Office Precinct four, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, and the Vidor Police Department for their assistance.