Police apprehended the driver who ran from officers and led Fort Bend Independent School District to suspend outdoor activities at five Sugar Land-area schools.
Police caught the driver about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Timber View. He was using a cell phone in a school zone when officers tried pulling him over about 9 a.m. When they ran the license plate of the sport utility vehicle he was driving, officers received a hit on a stolen vehicle.
The driver led officers on a chase before getting out of the SUV and running into the Austin Park neighborhood, then into the Settlers Park neighborhood.
The district had suspended all outdoor activities at First Colony Middle School, Settlers Way Elementary, Colony Bend Elementary, Austin Parkway Elementary and Colony Meadows Elementary but later lifted the suspension.
Police impounded the white sport utility vehicle the man was driving. They found a cell phone inside it.