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Driver survives wreck, arrested on old warrants

Staff report

A 19-year-old Beaumont man escaped serious injury Tuesday night when his truck was involved in a –multi-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 69. But he couldn’t escape the long arm of the law.

Curtis Vincent was driving his pickup truck southbound near the Jefferson County Jail when his vehicle was in collision with a vehicle stopped partially in the roadway. State Troopers said the driver of the 2008 Chevy Cobalt stopped for unknown reasons and did not clear his vehicle completely off the road.

Vincent, traveling behind the Cobalt, hit that vehicle and the impact cause his truck to hit a second car, a 2003 Mercury passenger vehicle, that had been traveling behind him. Troopers said Vincent’s truck rolled over several times in the grass median before coming to a stop.

In an issued statement, the Department of Public Safety said Vincent sustained minor injuries.

DPS said Troopers determined Vincent had outstanding felony warrants and he was immediately arrested at the scene. Due to his involvement in the crash, Troopers said, he was transported to a local hospital to be examined by medical personnel before being booked into the Jefferson County jail.

There were no other injuries reported.