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Suspect in hit-and-run on baby, baby’s aunt, baby’s grandmother is ... a child

The driver arrested in Sunday's hit-and-run that caused a fractured hip and a bruised butt has two addresses on his arrest report: his home address and his middle school address.

Jamie Pinol, 13-year-old Nautilus Middle School student, faces felony charges leaving the scene of a crash with injury and leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, Miami Beach police say. Herald news parter CBS4 reports he’s under home confinement after a circuit judge excoriated the parents in a hearing.

“I don’t know what’s going on in your house but this young man had 27 absences from school last year and his grades stink,” Circuit Judge Richard Hersch said, according to CBS4. “He’s taking off in a car and there are some people seriously injured. I think someone needs to step in and make sure he’s in school.”

Beach cops say two blocks into an unauthorized joyride around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Pinol ran his stepfather’s Cadillac into 51-year-old Yolanda Fajardo, 21-year-old Carol Gutierrez and Gutierrez’s baby niece. After mowing down the trio as they crossed Dickens Avenue on 77th Street in Miami Beach, police say, Pinol reversed back onto 77th Street and headed west.

He left behind Fajardo, her fractured hip and lacerated head; Gutierrez and her bruised buttocks; and the infant, whose injuries weren’t defined on the report.

Whom Pinol didn’t leave behind: the witness to the crash driving a Dodge Charger. The witness called police and police stopped Pinol at 75th Street and Dickens Avenue.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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