MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), along with thier law enforcement partners, continue addressing dangerous and illegal drag racing activities throughout Miami-Dade County.
According to authorities, these individuals arrive at organized car meets for the sole purpose of engaging in reckless and dangerous actions across the County, which include drag racing, burnouts, sliding, drifting, and donuts. The MDPD Homeland Security Bureau, conducted an investigation from August 27, 2022, through the present time, to curtail these types of traffic offenses and have arrested an organizer, 31 year-old Ericandrew Gotay of Plantation. He has been charged with 44 counts of Facilitating Drag Racing on Highways/Roadways.
Detectives also arrested 20 year-old Micheal Trillo, who detectives say has participated in these illegal drag racing activities and was charged with Riot/Engage; Reckless Driving; Drag Racing/Highway; Battery Aggravated/Law Enforcement Officer; Agg. Flee. Att. Elude PO after Accident/Injury/Damage; Leaving Scene of an Accident/Prop Damage; Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding this or other reckless and dangerous incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select Give a Tip.