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A wild new video shows a crowd of people beating and kicking a car after a man accused of driving under the influence was involved in a crash in South Beach over the weekend.
The video, posted Monday by South Beach Sludge Report, shows the moments after the crash, which happened around 5 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Espanola Way.
Several people surround the damaged black BMW sedan and two men appear to hit and kick at the driver’s side door and window. Moments later a woman wearing no shoes runs up and repeatedly kicks the passenger side window until it breaks.
The woman continues yelling and screaming as the crowd continues to surround the car, with some people appearing to speak with the driver. The driver of the BMW remained in the car throughout the nearly 3-minute video.
Police identified the driver as 24-year-old Dwight Silvera, of Miami. Silvera was arrested on one count of DUI and one count of DUI causing damage to property or person.
According to an arrest report, Silvera was involved in a 3-car crash involving the BMW he was driving, a silver Chevy and a silver Cadillac. Silvera was treated at the scene by Miami Beach Fire Rescue for minor lacerations on the side of his face, the report said.
When officers arrived at the scene, Silvera was unsteady on his feet, had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him, had bloodshot and watery eyes, and slurred speech, the report said.
Silvera, who admitted to drinking, failed field sobriety exercises, the report said. After he was taken to the police department, he took two breath tests that registered .139 and .141, well over Florida’s legal limit of .08, the report said.
Police are still investigating the incident.