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Alleged Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested After Striking ICE Agents in Miami Beach: Police

Two ICE agents, who were attempting to hail a cab, were struck by a hit-and-run driver early Friday morning in Miami Beach, according to authorities.

Miami Beach Police said they arrested Jordana Rosales, 21, later that day after locating the alleged vehicle involved, a Mercedes E350 with dark tinted windows.

Police said the car hopped the curb and struck the men on Collins Avenue near Espanola Way as they tried to catch a taxi cab around 2:20 a.m.

Rosales' bond has been set at $100,000. It is unknown if she has hired an attorney.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the two men are special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations who work locally in South Florida. Their names have not been released.

"I saw one person was laying on the floor and I saw another guy was holding the side of his body," one witness said.

Both men were taken to the hospital; one was in critical condition while the other was in stable condition.

"It's a very dangerous situation. It's on Collins Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Miami Beach," Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.

ICE released the following statement about the incident:

"Two special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident Friday morning while on duty in Miami Beach, Fla. The Miami Beach Police Department is the lead agency investigating the incident; at this time no additional details are available due to the ongoing investigation. As a result of the incident one HSI special agent is currently in critical condition at a South Florida hospital. The other special agent is hospitalized in stable condition. The names of each special agent are not releasable at this time."

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