1 detained, rifle recovered following hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – One person was arrested Thursday morning in Miami Beach after several people bailed out of a car following a hit-and-run crash, authorities said.

The crash occurred in the area of 41st Street and Alton Road.

According to a sergeant at the scene, a BMW that was possibly stolen crashed into a parked Tesla. The driver continued west until the car became disabled and the people inside bailed out of the car, authorities said.

Authorities said one of the people detained, Blake Alexander Graham, 20, of Miami, was in possession of a rifle.

According to his arrest report, Graham tried to jump into another car while a police officer was running after him, but the driver sped away.

Blake Alexander Graham and scene of Miami Beach hit-and-run.
Blake Alexander Graham and scene of Miami Beach hit-and-run. (Miami Beach Police Department)

Police said Graham, who was holding the rifle, was ordered to drop his weapon.

The arrest report stated that Graham complied and laid on the ground in a prone position, at which time he was taken into custody.

He faces charges of openly carrying a weapon and resisting and officer without violence.

Police are still searching for the driver of the BMW.

Several other people who were detained have been released from custody.

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