East St. Louis police break off chase because suspect had children in her car

East St. Louis police chased a suspect into Missouri early Thursday afternoon, but were forced to break off the chase when they realized the female suspect had two small children in the car with her.

The pursuit started with an attempted traffic stop at about noon, according to police reports.

Officers chased the woman to the Kingshighway exit of Interstate 64 near Forest Park before they let her go for the safety of the children.