Man arrested following hit-and-run crash involving Corvette in Sunny Isles Beach

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SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department have arrested the driver of a red Corvette who fled the scene following a crash Monday morning.

Police said 35-year-old Tyler Carter Bernard was identified and located following an investigation.

He was taken into custody without further incident, according to authorities.

Mugshot for 35-year-old Tyler Carter Bernard (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

The hit-and-run was reported just after 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 178th Street and Collins Avenue.

According to Sunny Isles Beach police Sgt. Melissa Porro, the Corvette and a blue vehicle collided at the intersection.

Porro said officers arrived at the scene a short time later, but the driver of the Corvette had fled the area on foot toward the beach area.

She said a gun was found at the scene.

Injuries were reported from the other party involved in the crash, however police did not immediately disclose how many people were injured or the extent of their injuries.

Bernard is facing charges that include leaving the scene of a crash, not having a valid driver’s license, fleeing and eluding a police officer, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police said Bernard also had a bench warrant out of Miami-Dade County.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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