A Groves man is jailed after leading Beaumont police on a chase this past weekend in a stolen
car. Police attempted to stop the car near I-10 & Washington Blvd when the driver sped off.
After a chase that ended on Highway 124, the driver fled into a wooded area. With the assistance
of K-9 Unit Joris, 32-year old Chester Smith was taken into custody. Smith was taken to the
hospital to be treated after being bitten by the police dog. He was then transported to jail.