MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami man and his 19-year-old son are facing charges after authorities said an officer tracked a stolen car to their home and was hit in an attempt to get away.
Carlos Valladares, Sr., 48, and Carlos Valladares, Jr. were arrested Tuesday, October 11th.
Miami Police said it first started with the theft of a red Mazda in September. On Tuesday, an officer recognized it on the road and attempted to pull the car over near S.W. 9th Avenue and 6th Street.
The driver fled and allegedly struck multiple vehicles, eventually getting away from the police pursuit. However, the stolen car was later spotted during a canvassing of the neighborhood, parked at a home at 830 N.W. 18th Avenue, according to an arrest report.
When the officer stopped outside of the home, Valladares, Jr., behind the wheel, “accelerated his vehicle intentionally crashing” into the police cruiser, authorities said.
The officer was treated for a minor injury.
At the scene, Valladares, Sr. was discovered with a bag of marijuana and charged with possession.
Valladares, Jr. was charged with grand theft and aggravated battery on a police officer.