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Troopers: Man chased from Newberry Co. to Spartanburg before crashing

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Chase ends in crash (Jan. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Chase ends in crash (Jan. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a high-speed chase that began in Newberry County came to an end with a crash in downtown Spartanburg on Sunday afternoon.

Cpl. Sonny Collins said another trooper attempted to pull over a sedan on Interstate 26 for a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop.

Collins said the chase ended after the trooper's and the suspect's vehicles collided on Highway 29 near the intersection of South Forest Street.

According to Spartanburg County deputies who were called to the crash scene to investigate, the trooper tried a PIT maneuver on the suspect's car, hitting it on the rear driver's side.

Deputies said the suspect's car traveled into a parking lot, hitting another car before it stopped, but the suspect was able to drive off until losing control a short distance away and crashing into a house.

The suspect was arrested and identified by Collins as Jalin Alexander, 19, of Shelby, NC.

According to deputies, the trooper was taken to the hospital for evaluation and his patrol car had about $2,500 in damage while Alexander's car had about $5,000 in damage.

According to online jail records, Alexander was charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving without a license and speeding.

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