Miami Beach Police arrested a driver early Sunday morning after he was spotted doing donuts in an intersection then fled from officers, officials said.
According to the arrest affidavit, three officers responded to the scene in an unmarked police vehicle at the intersection of South Pointe and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach after dispatch advised multiple high end vehicles were being a nuisance, blocking the streets, blowing stop signs, burning tires, and doing donuts in the intersection.
When they arrived, the officers observed a 2017 white Dodge charger, bearing a Florida tag, stopped in the middle of the intersection. One officer activated the police vehicle emergency lights, while the other officers attempted to stop the driver.
The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Rollin Cherry, placed his car in reverse in an effort to flee the area, officials said. Officers gave loud clear verbal commands to Cherry directing him to stop the car but Cherry put his car into drive and accelerated forward, toward the officers, officials said.
Cherry quickly accelerated into the south side of the intersection directly toward a median and was forced to stop to avoid a collision.
Officers approached the vehicle and ordered Cherry to exit the vehicle where he was then placed under arrest without incident.
The remaining passengers were also detained pending a traffic investigation
Cherry was transported to the Miami Beach holding facility and later to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center where he was booked for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and knowingly driving with suspended license. Attorney information wasn't available.