FOX 8: Hours-Long Police Chase On Jeff. Hwy. Thursday

(WVUE/FOX 8) Jefferson Parish deputies were involved in a pursuit on Jefferson Highway Thursday morning. 

According to Sheriff Joe Lopinto, a man alerted authorities that his wife was having a 'psychotic break' and had their children in her car. 

Jefferson Parish deputies began pursuing the vehicle around 2 a.m. 

Lopinto said that deputies called off the chase for the safety of the children. 

Harrahan Police were able to pick up the pursuit and conduct a traffic stop with the woman's car. According to Lopinto, the woman bit a police officer before the pursuit continued. 

Harrahan authorities also chose to call off the chase for the safety of the 6-year-old and 4-year-old in the vehicle. 

Sometime during the chase, a Good Samaritan alerted authorities that the woman instructed the 6-year-old to "throw the 4-year-old out of the vehicle." 

Lopinto said the Good Samaritan found the children and took them to the hospital where they are in good care. 

Jefferson Parish deputies picked the pursuit back up after the 13-year-old took over the wheel, according to Lopinto.

The 13-year-old rammed two deputies' units, who were not injured during the incident.

Lopinto said the pursuit ended near Riverdale Drive around 6 a.m.

Lopinto said the 13-year-old and the woman were taken into custody and are facing multiple charges. 

During the search of the vehicle, a bag of pills were found and taken into evidence. 

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