Causeway motorist jumps off bridge, rescued by police officer

A routine night on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway turned dramatic early Tuesday (Oct. 7) when a motorist ran into the side of the bridge, got out of his car and jumped off the southbound span. After initially grabbing a life ring that was tossed to him, the man inexplicably let go, forcing Causeway Police Cpl. Tate Gallo to go into the lake to rescue the man, authorities said.

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