A 21-year-old man has been arrested again for the second time in Miami-Dade County since July on charges of facilitating illegal street takeovers. The accused is believed to have played a role in these street takeovers.
The most recent arrest report states that during “Operation Swingers & Bangers,” a City of Miami police officer noticed Bryan Luciano Palacio from Miami Beach sitting in the front seat of a dark gray Corvette with a tag cover concealing the vehicle’s tag.
According to the police, Palacio was parked at the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and 36th Street, where an illegal street takeover was taking place. Several other vehicles were spinning and drifting in the area at the time.
The report states that the officer tried to stop the Corvette. However, Palacio put the car in reverse and hit the officer’s patrol vehicle while she was still inside.
According to the report, the officer’s car sustained only minor damage to its front bumper as a result of the collision.
Authorities reported that Palacio fled the scene and two officers chased him onto the eastbound lanes of State Road 112. Eventually, the officers lost sight of him. According to the report, the police discovered an Instagram post showcasing the Corvette performing a spin and drift at the intersection of 67th Street and Northwest Second Avenue.
The report stated that Palacio’s vehicle tag was clearly visible in the video, leading to the discovery that it was registered under his name. It is worth mentioning that Palacio was previously arrested by Miami-Dade police back in July.
Palacio was identified by the officer whose vehicle he allegedly rammed in a photo lineup. On Tuesday, Palacio was arrested for multiple charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding police, driving with a suspended license, obstructing a highway and criminal mischief.
As per the report of his arrest, he exercised his right to remain silent and declined to speak with detectives unless his lawyer was present. Palacio is currently being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon, as he hasn’t been able to post a $24,500 bond.
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