Police officers chase driver on Miami-Dade expressway, streets until surrender in Opa-locka

MIAMI – Police officers in a helicopter and in marked and unmarked cars were involved in a chase on Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County.

Law enforcement followed the driver of a silver Honda Pilot fast on an expressway and slowly on streets — until he surrendered with his arms extended in Opa-locka.

Police said the chase started at Northwest Seventh Avenue and Little River Drive. The SUV was stolen, they said.

The driver stopped with a flat tire at about 2:45 p.m., and police officers surrounded the SUV, near the intersection of the Douglas/Le Jeune connector and Ali Baba Avenue.

A driver surrendered to police officers after a pursuit on Monday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2023 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

The driver fled from police officers westbound on the Palmetto Expressway during the chase.

There were no injuries reported and police had the driver, whose name has not been released, in custody.

Police haven’t said what he’ll be charged with.

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