Man awaits extradition to face charges in Brickell hit-and-run crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 23-year-old man was awaiting extradition on Saturday at the Broward County main jail. He is facing charges for a hit-and-run crash in Miami-Dade County.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ameko Anton Jacques on Friday. Miami-Dade Police Department detectives identified him as the driver behind a crash that injured two men on Dec. 18 in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood.

Corrections records show Jacques is facing two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, two counts of reckless driving with serious bodily injury, and possession of a machine gun.

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