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.

Comments (9)
  1. Elliott in Miami says:

    Probably another illegal with no license or a suspended/revoked license, no insurance which is why we have to buy uninsured motorist protection, and he had a gun which illegals can’t legally buy. What a great specimen!

  2. Me says:

    I was back in the United States for the long weekend, now am back in third world Miami. Was a warm welcome back to illegal heaven and rude drivers with no licenses. On the turnpike, as soon as you see the sign, “welcome to Miami Dade County”, you are being tailgated and cut off with no blinkers.

    1. Chucky says:

      I love it!

      I was in back in Vero’ for the long weekend, having a great time; surfing, being invited to the Vero’ Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, being among nice, considerate, cordial, American people; then, I had to come back here!

      As soon as I crossed from Hallandale Beach into Aventura (Dade County) it all started. I got cut-off and the entire mentality changed for the worse.

      We got back to the ‘Gables and switched-on the news. The 3rd world cast a pall over me.

      1. Annie says:

        why do you live here if that is how you feel. Go live at Vero and watch the Nutcracker happiilly

  3. Luis bonilla says:

    Miami, the northern Cuba.

    1. Annie says:

      Hey, this guy does not look Cuban. He looks like he is from Central America.

      1. Chucky says:

        Nice cheap shot, Annie; real nice.

        Before I left, I was raised in Hallandale Beach. I got here with my parents, from New Jersey, in !958.

        Now, I’m back and working in the area…again. So, easy on the sarcasm, I’ve forged my place in this community.

        …and I like the effin’ Nutcracker! It’s that time of year.

  4. grump says:

    Believe this is the same *&&%^%$#@# on fdle sex offender website

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