Road Rage Suspect To Remain Behind Bars

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – A man accused of brandishing a gun at another driver during an alleged road rage incident, along with hitting several vehicles, appeared before a judge on Sunday.

During the hearing, bail was set at $38,000 for 28-year old Edwin Vilchez.

Even if he posts bond Vilchez will not be released, he’s on a ‘hold’ from immigration officials.

The alleged road rage incident happened Friday when Vilchez and an unidentified female driver got into a heated exchange at the Shell gas station at US 1 and 104th Street. The woman reportedly had children in the car.

A male passerby witnessed the incident and came to the aid of the female driver. That’s when police said Vilchez pulled a gun on the man.

The man got into his vehicle and drove on to the northbound State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway). Police said Vilchez followed and rear ended the man’s vehicle. The man then pulled over on the side of SR 826, just before the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) and called the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to Miami-Dade police, Vilchez was spotted traveling northbound on the Palmetto at a high rate of speed when he collided with several other vehicles.

One of the drivers allegedly hit by Vilchez was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Vilchez was taken into custody on Okeechobee Road just west of the Palmetto Expressway.

He’s been charged with Driving Under the Influence, Hit & Run with Injuries, Resisting Arrest with Violence, Displaying a Firearm and Criminal Mischief.

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