DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a drunken-driving suspect who led them on a high-speed chase in a U-Haul truck south of Los Angeles, then climbed a fence and sprinted through the campus of a middle school.

Sheriff’s patrol cars gave chase Tuesday afternoon but backed off after the truck began weaving recklessly through streets in Compton, blowing through stop signs and crossing double-yellow lines.

The driver finally abandoned the box truck and ran into Enterprise Middle School.

The campus was locked down during a brief search with police dogs. Classes had ended but a few students remained on campus.

The man was finally found and marched off campus in handcuffs. His name wasn’t immediately released.