hit and run

Driver Arrested in Fatal Oakland Park Hit-and-Run: Cops

Authorities have arrested the driver they say is responsible for an Oakland Park hit-and-run crash that killed a man in May.

Scott Roman was booked into jail Monday, more than three months after 22-year-old Joseph Deverson was killed in the crash.

Roman held his head low as he was escorted into jail early Monday. It's unknown what charges he'll face or whether he's hired an attorney.

"Oh this is awesome. He called us up and said we made an arrest. This is great. It's all for Joe. It's all for Joe," father Don Deverson said Monday outside the jail.

The victim was riding a Go-ped on Powerline Road near Oakland Park Boulevard when he was struck by a BMW and dragged down the street. The driver fled the scene, police said.

Deverson was on life support but died days after the crash. The BMW was found days later with damage to the front.

"Eye for an eye. I'd be happy. Eye for an eye," Don Deverson said. "He deserves to get everything coming to him now because you don't do that, you don't run off."

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