Driver in Miramar officer hit-and-run surrenders to police

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - The suspect in connection to a hit-and-run that injured a Miramar police officer has turned himself in.

Police said Roman Alexander Senda struck an officer on April 28 with a stolen motorcycle near Miramar Parkway and Red Road.

The officer was responding to reports of a reckless driver riding a motorcycle. Police then reportedly found Senda, who wasn’t on the bike. Senda then got onto the bike and crashed it into the officer, police said, pinning him between the motorcycle and the patrol car.

The suspect then took off.

But Senda’s attorney, Yehuda Bruck, said no one knows who did it. “Well, he doesn’t want to be on the run, and he surrendered,” said Bruck.

“We don’t know who did it, and he’s presumed innocent until he’s proven guilty,” Bruck said. “He says that he didn’t do anything wrong.”

“It doesn’t seem like whoever was riding that motorcycle intended to hit the officer. It appears that he was riding his bike, and the officer opened the door and got out,” Bruck said. “It looks like the person on his bike wanted to get away, and the last thing he wanted was to be stopped by a police car door.”

The officer was hospitalized and has since been released.

Bruck said cops haven’t proved a thing.

“He has nothing to hide, so he hears that they’re looking for him — they’ve come to his house and his work to look for him — you know, he doesn’t want to be on the run, and he surrendered,” Bruck said.

He faces charges of aggravated battery on an officer and grand theft auto among other charges. He is not eligible to bond out of jail because he has a pending charge in Osceola County.

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