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Man is arrested for head-on collision with cops after round of therapy at hospital

Police say Jovary Hill, 30, was under the influence when he drove the wrong way on a Southwest Miami-Dade road in May and collided with a patrol car with two officers inside.
Police say Jovary Hill, 30, was under the influence when he drove the wrong way on a Southwest Miami-Dade road in May and collided with a patrol car with two officers inside.

Jovary Hill spent most of the past month in the hospital recovering from injuries after a head-on collision in Southwest Miami-Dade left him with broken bones and internal injuries.

On Thursday, Hill returned to the hospital for yet another round of therapy. But before he left the hospital, he was arrested.

Police say Hill, 30, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when his gray Volkswagen Jetta hit a marked police car head-on as Hill steered it the wrong way down Southwest 157th Avenue near 163rd Street on May 28.

“He was in the hospital the whole time. He just got cleared,” said Miami-Dade Detective Jennifer Capote.

Inside the green and white Crown Victoria patrol car involved in the crash were Miami-Dade police officers Carlos Babich, 30, and Michael Moreira, 31. Both had been officers for about a year when the accident happened.

The officers recovered. One of them was trapped in the car and had to be removed by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue with the jaws of life.

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