Hit-and-run driver appears before judge
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A pedestrian struck by a hit and run driver remains in critical condition Thursday, as the driver charged with the crime made a bond court appearance.
Robert Sinn, 33, is accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a pedestrian, Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Sinn's vehicle hopped the curb and crashed into a bus stop along Northeast 64th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.
Police said Sinn knocked down a palm tree and a light pole as he knocked a pedestrian 30 feet away from where he was originally standing. The man who was on his way home from the grocery store was standing on the sidewalk and eating an apple when Sinn allegedly struck him.
Police said Sinn got out of the car to look at the victim, then got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Police said he offered no help to the victim. Sinn was eventually caught, given a field sobriety test and arrested.
The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is fighting for his life. He has not been identified, pending the notification of his next-of-kin. Authorities have only said the victim is in his mid-40s.
At Sinn's bond court hearing, the judge said, "Mr. Sinn, you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury, simple DUI, DUI serious bodily injury, and DUI property damage ... He struck a pedestrian who was walking down the sidewalk, according to this A-form. He got out of the car, so he stopped the car, he got out of the car, he went over to the pedestrian, he leaned over the pedestrian, he yelled something at the pedestrian, got into his car and left, and then engaged in some type of pursuit with the police before he finally surrendered."
"He's got no prior history, and he's got local family ties to this community, your honor," said defense attorney Robert Perez of his client.
The judge asked Sinn, "What type of work do you do?"
He answered, "I'm an investment advisor."
Sinn operates his website, "The Stock Sage," out of his Delray Beach home. On Monday, he sent out the following tweet to investors, which alludes to Wednesday's incident: "Participating in markets with overwhelming emotions of fear & greed is akin to driving drunk - if this is u, hand the keys to someone else."
Sinn is being held on $105,000 bond.
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