6 cars wrecked, deputy and wanted suspect injured in chase from Harvey to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy is recovering from minor injuries after a wanted female suspect led officials on a chase across parish lines Monday afternoon.
Jefferson Parish authorities say the chase started in Harvey just after 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. A female suspect led deputies on a 20-minute chase across the Crescent City Connection bridge into Orleans Parish.
Officials say the woman threw a firearm out of the car during the pursuit that was later recovered. It is unclear what crime(s) the woman was wanted in connection with.
The chase ended near the intersection of Galvez and Poydras Streets when the woman crashed into multiple cars trying to navigate a u-turn.
Six vehicles were wrecked in total, including three JPSO units, two of which police say the woman wrecked into on the West Bank.
One deputy and the woman were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Officials say she will be taken into custody upon release.
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