Constable, sheriff’s office involved in high-speed pursuit on SH 105 near Tarkington

A Vidor woman was arrested Friday morning just before noon after reportedly leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit reaching speeds of 130 miles per hour on SH 105 between Tarkington and Moss Hill.

The woman, Amber Lynn Lester, 31, was driving a maroon-colored Chevrolet Camaro that was reported as stolen by OnStar. The alert from OnStar to the Liberty County sheriff’s dispatch center pinpointed the location of the vehicle in the Macedonia area near Tarkington.

Pct. 5 Constable David Hunter

Pct. 5 Constable David Hunter heard the alert come over his radio and began driving toward the area in Macedonia where the car was thought to be located. En route, he passed a vehicle matching the description and tried to conduct a traffic stop.

“She took off through CR 2285 to Highway 105 and turned at the four-way like she was heading to Moss Hill. We caught up to her at Davis Hill and she went around some vehicles and kept going,” said Hunter, adding that the speed of the stolen vehicle was clocked at 130 miles per hour.

Below the hill near the Preserve subdivision, Liberty County sheriff’s deputies were waiting and boxed the vehicle in. With no means to escape, the pursuit came to an end, Hunter said, with the woman being arrested after a slight resistance.

“There was no vehicle damage and no one was injured. The woman had a few minor scrapes from resisting but she was checked out by medics and transported to the jail,” Hunter said.

According to the constable, the woman was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and will likely be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Evading Arrest or Detention.

As this is a breaking story, her mug shot is not yet available.

By Vanesa Brashier,

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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