Employee Arrest

Who:       
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-DUI Unit
 
James R. Miller (Arrested)
Age: 50
Date of Hire: 09/24/2001
Employment: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office- Patrol Operations Bureau Corporal
Charges: One count of Driving Under the Influence with property damage

What:
Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau - DUI Unit, have arrested a Sheriff’s Office Corporal for DUI.

When:
The incident occurred at about 2:44 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Where:
The incident occurred at 1283 Bayshore Boulevard in Dunedin.

Why/How:

Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau - DUI Unit, have arrested a Sheriff’s Office Corporal for DUI.

At about 2:44 a.m., on Saturday, August 25, 2018, deputies responded to a single vehicle crash at 1283 Bayshore Boulevard. Deputies arrived on scene and observed a vehicle that had struck a telephone pole and tree. Deputies and paramedics arrived on-scene and made contact with the vehicle and Miller, who was the only occupant in the vehicle. Miller refused medical treatment.

Deputies noted Miller showing signs of impairment by having bloodshot and glassy eyes, a slight slur to his speech, and a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth. Miller agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly on them.   

Deputies say that Miller submitted to a breath sample which indicated he had a BrAC of .124/.121.

Miller was arrested and charged with one count of Driving Under the Influence with property damage. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Miller was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, on September 24, 2001. He worked as a Corporal in the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Miller’s employment was immediately terminated following the arrest, which is consistent with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office policy. 


Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:51:00 AM Categories: General News

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