A 21-year-old man, Bryan Luciano Palacio from Miami Beach, has been apprehended for the second time since July on charges related to organizing illegal street takeovers in Miami-Dade County.
In his most recent arrest, a City of Miami police officer was part of “Operation Swingers & Bangers” on Saturday when she spotted Palacio in the front seat of a dark gray Corvette.
The vehicle had a tag cover concealing its license plate. Palacio was parked along Northwest 27th Avenue and 36th Street, actively involved in an illegal street takeover where other vehicles were spinning and drifting at the intersection.
The officer attempted to pull over the Corvette, but Palacio put the sports car in reverse, hitting the officer’s patrol vehicle while she was still inside. This resulted in minor damage to the front bumper of the officer’s car.
Following the collision, Palacio fled the scene, with two officers chasing him onto the eastbound lanes of State Road 112. Eventually, they lost sight of him.
Later, police discovered an Instagram post displaying the Corvette involved in “spinning/drifting” at the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 67th Street.
The video showed the vehicle’s license plate, which was registered to Palacio. He had previously been arrested by Miami-Dade police in July and was identified by the officer whose vehicle he allegedly rammed.
Palacio was arrested on Tuesday, facing charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding police, driving with a suspended license, obstructing a highway, and criminal mischief.
According to his arrest report, he chose not to speak with detectives without an attorney present.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Palacio was still detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, with a bond set at $24,500.