MIAMI – (CBSMiami.com) – What began as a couple arguing in a car ended when the driver – a father of two children – was involved in a hit and run accident and then parked in front of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue building and ran off leaving his six-month-old and year-old daughters behind.
Police say Jean Aricy was driving on the Gratigny Expressway on May 14th when he and the mother of his children got into an argument.
Police say 35-year-old Aricy was driving erratically through traffic “at a high rate of speed.” The mother was eventually able to get out of the car and when she tried to take her two children with her, Aricy allegedly took off leaving her on the side of the road.
Aricy continued to drive erratically eventually causing an accident, which he fled from, according to the police report.
He finally stopped and parked his wrecked car in front of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue station. Aricy allegedly left the children inside the car as he ran off.
On Friday, Aricy appeared before a bond court judge who set his bond at $10,000 after police charged him with two counts of child abuse/no great harm. His attorney tried to argue that Aricy had tried to do the right thing by leaving the children in front of a fire rescue station, but the judge said he didn’t buy it.
“The fact that the father of two babies having just had an accident would run and leave those two children in the car regardless of whether he’s parked in front of a rescue station or not is abhorrent,” Judge Daryl Trawick said in court explaining that there was probable cause.