Dayton Police Pursuit Ends in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, June 22, 2012 - Around 2:30 AM on Friday the City of Dayton Police Department began a pursuit of a small red car on US 90 in Downtown Dayton after the vehicle failed to stop during a minor traffic stop.

The pursuit continued through Liberty and further east on US 90 with patrol units from other agencies assisting in trying to get the vehicle to stop.

A Houston woman and her seven-year-old son occupied the vehicle.

The pursuit continued into Jefferson County According to Sgt. Coleman of the Dayton Police Department at speeds of 80 miles per hour. At times the vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes forcing other vehicles off the road.

Near China and again near Nome, TX Officers deployed spikes to deflate the tires of the vehicle to force the driver to stop. The driver continued on toward Beaumont.

Soon all the rubber fell off of the tires leaving only the rims. This forced the vehicle to reduce speed and patrol units continued to follow the vehicle under Interstate 10 in Beaumont continuing east.

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department joined in the pursuit of the vehicle that came to a stop near the Civic Center in Beaumont.

The street ends and a little gravel road continues jumping some railroad tracks. Once the vehicle jumped the tracks it continued a short distance adjacent to a cyclone fence along side the tracks. Only the cyclone fence and a narrow strip of land separated the vehicle from the river.

The driver of the vehicle was identified by Sgt. Coleman as Chrystele Tiodjang age 27 of Houston.

She was taken into custody charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle and Endangering a Child and transported to a magistrate in Jefferson County before being returned to Liberty County.

Her seven-year-old son was transported by police back to Dayton where CPS will be notified to care for the child.



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