Police chase ends after crash into attorney's sign

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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been charged after he led police in West Virginia on a chase that ended with him crashing his car into a criminal defense lawyer's sign.

WCHS-TV reports say 34-year-old Ernest Alexander has been charged with fleeing from an officer and receiving or transferring stolen property.

Police say the car chase started in South Charleston when officers tried to pull Alexander over near Maple Street and MacCorkle Avenue.

Alexander refused to stop and took off, leading police on a pursuit exceeding 100 mph, during which he nearly hit two adults and a small child as he blew through several stop signs.

Authorities say the arrested Alexander in St. Albans during a short foot chase after he drove up on a lawn and plowed over a small sign for a criminal defense lawyer's office.

It's unclear if Alexander has an attorney.