METAIRIE, La. – Around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, the New Orleans Police Department was chasing a wanted suspect’s vehicle when it entered Jefferson Parish, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
After the NOPD notified Jefferson Parish headquarters, the suspect, Drew Thompson, 18, ran his car into a NOPD unit in the 4000 block of Division Street and continued to flee.
In the 4100 block of Division Street, Thompson jumped from his car and attempted to escape on foot, deputies said.
Thompson was apprehended after a brief struggle behind 4218 Hessmer, according to the JPSO.
He was booked in Jefferson Parish for multiple traffic offenses and resisting arrest by violence.