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blur-car-driving-300x195Maydelis Pulido of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on October 11 for allegedly hitting an elderly man and leaving the scene without stopping to administer aid or call for help. The elderly man, who has been identified as 79-year-old Orlando Quiala of Miami Beach, died at a nearby hospital.

Pulido, 23, is currently charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. She is being held on $10,000 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. More charges are expected to be filed. The press did not name an attorney for Pulido.

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Police officer Ambar Pacheco of North Miami Beach was arrested on July 25 for allegedly kicking an expectant mother in the stomach. The pregnant woman was identified as Evoni Murray; she went into premature labor and was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital.

Pacheco, 26, is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. News sources did not say if she has hired an attorney.

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Construction worker Samuel Landis reportedly lost his leg on Monday after the debris from the demolition of a condo in Miami Beach spread farther than expected. His condition is listed as critical.

According to news sources, the building slated for demolition was a 13-story, 55-year-old condominium building known as the Marlborough House at 5775 Collins Avenue. The entire building collapsed in seconds, sending debris flying through the area. The debris and dust spread across avenue and shut down one of the main roads.

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Nicholas Christian Armstrong of Lake Park, Florida is accused of driving while under the influence and causing a crash that severely injured a motorcyclist in Jupiter.

Armstrong, 29, faces charges for refusing to submit to a DUI test after a license suspension, violating driver-license restrictions, and DUI causing serious bodily harm. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $10,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for Armstrong.

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Two Hallendale Beach police officers have been placed on administrative leave while internal affairs investigates a video that reportedly shows them striking a suspect with batons.

Officers Richard Allen and Jaime Cerna were recorded arresting James Dunkelberger on May 30 after he purportedly stole a phone and charger from a parked car. Dunkelberger was charged with resisting an officer without violence and burglary.

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