Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Marchman Act Blog: Leroy Miller: Miramar man charged in drunken driving case


A Miramar man was so drunk that he got into a traffic accident, left the scene of the crash and then couldn't tell the difference between his driver's license and his credit card, said the police officers who arrested him.

Leroy Miller, 57, of Miramar, was charged with drunken driving, causing serious bodily injury, causing property damage, refusing to submit to a breath test, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and a traffic violation.

Police were called to the scene of a hit-and-run crash shortly after 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve, on the 3400 block of Utopia Drive. One of the victims told police he wrote down the license plate of a black Toyota Tacoma that hit another vehicle. The victim said the driver of the Tacoma got out and looked at the damage, then drove away. Two victims were taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

Police said they tracked down the driver, Miller, still sitting in his vehicle in the driveway of his home, where he was identified by one of the victims. Miller was visibly intoxicated, unable to perform sobriety tests and admitted he had hit a vehicle, they said. He refused to take a breath test, his third refusal in 25 years, police said.

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