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Roads near Dolphin Mall open again as police take two out of three into custody

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A traffic stop turned into crash that turned into a police chase that turned into a traffic-clogging perimeter southeast of Dolphin Mall Thursday morning, cops claim.

When police left the area around 10:30 a.m., 41-year-olds Alexander Hernandez and Alfredo Llanes were under arrest on charges of battery on a law enforcement, fleeing and eluding police and resisting without violence. A woman who had been in the car with Hernandez and Llanes wasn’t charged.

A fourth person remained at large.

Doral police say this began with a traffic stop at Northwest 107th Avenue and 14th Street at about 5:55 a.m. Hernandez, the driver, slammed their car into reverse backed that trunk up into the Doral patrol car. He proceeded to zoom away, just ahead of police pursuit. The men in the car decided at Northwest 110th Avenue and 12th Street to to take their chances on foot.

Hernandez was caught first, cops say. Dogs tracked down Llanes around 8:50 a.m.



This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more is learned.

Since 1989, David J. Neal’s domain at the Miami Herald has expanded to include writing about Panthers (NHL and FIU), Dolphins, old school animation, food safety, fraud, naughty lawyers, bad doctors and all manner of breaking news. He drinks coladas whole. He does not work Indianapolis 500 Race Day.


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