Suspect apprehended after ramming car into police cruiser, leading officers on chase

Brief pursuit ends when suspect's car crashes into SUV

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A suspect was apprehended early Thursday after he rammed his car into a Miami-Dade police cruiser and led officers on a brief chase before crashing into an SUV, police said.

The incident began shortly before 3 a.m. at a gas station near Northwest 47th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said officers noticed a Mercedes-Benz that matched the description of a vehicle that previously fled from police. As they approached the car, the driver rammed one of the police cruisers and fled south on Northwest 27th Avenue, Zabaleta said.

Police pursued the car for a few blocks before it crashed into a Mercedes-Benz SUV at Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 42nd Street.

Zabaleta said the suspect, identified as Alberto Montejo, 39, complained of injuries from the crash and was taken to Hialeah Hospital to be treated.

The other driver and officers involved in the incident were not injured.

Montejo faces various charges, including driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, fleeing and eluding police and leaving the scene of a crash.