Causeway releases video of police chasing suicidal driver

Video: Traffic cameras catch chase of suicidal Causeway driver

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Causeway officials released new video of a suicidal man who drove through the toll area without paying and then shot himself in the chest.

You can see the vehicle swerving back and forth on the bridge as police chase the driver, 29-year-old Rothschild Woods, began to drive erratically until he hit a rail.

The incident unfolded Oct. 27 around 9:30 a.m.

Officers discovered Woods shot himself. He was taken to an area hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Causeway police found four bullet holes in the windshield of the vehicle.

Woods does not have any previous involvement with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, but does have a history with other law enforcement agencies, according to the Sheriff's Office. They did not give specifics.

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