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White Post man arrested after police pursuit

Frederick County police arrested a White Post man on several charges following a traffic stop and then pursuit on Tuesday morning.

Capt. Aleck Beeman, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that a deputy stopped Clarence Signor II, 62, just off of the Martinsburg Pike when it was deteremined that Signor had a fraudulent Virginia state inspection decal. When the deputy asked Signor for his name, Beeman said, Signor gave a different name.

“But the car came back to [the deputy] when he ran the tag on the car that said [Signor] was a different person,” Beeman said.

Shortly after, another deputy who knew Signor came toward the scene in order to identify him, Beeman said.

But that deputy never made it to the scene. Instead, Beeman said Signor sped away, going between 80 and 90 mph on Interstate 81 in West Virginia, before heading back down Virginia side roads between 30 and 40 mph.

Deputies eventually placed spike strips on Wright Road in Frederick County, and Signor stopped before hitting the strips.

Beeman said that the pursuit lasted about 15 minutes.

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Signor was charged with driving with a revoked license, possession of marijuana, providing a fraudulent ID and having a fraudulent inspection decal, in addition to eluding the police.

Signor had been charged with driving on a revoked license in January and for failing to appear in court in February.  He pleaded guilty to driving on a revoked license and for driving while intoxicated in September 2015.

According to the news release, Signor is being held without bond in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

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