A 21-year-old LaForce Place man was arrested shortly after he fled his car when it was routinely stopped by a police patrol car on Hertel Avenue at Pavonia Street about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Darren A. Smith was arrested in a Pavonia Street backyard after a brief foot chase. He was charged with ignoring a traffic sign, obstructing government administration for fleeing his vehicle and driving without a license.