Photo: Allen Miller
EL DORADO – Back on June 22nd, a Pollock Pines resident saw another driver swerving into his lane on Pony Express Trail near Mace Road.
The resident then followed the driver to a liquor store, where the driver, Allen Miller, got out and purchased a 12-pack of beer.
Miller began to drive away, and the witness stood in front of the suspected impaired driver’s car.
Miller continued driving until the witness stepped out of his way, but it didn’t end there.
The witness then followed the suspect to his home, calling 911 along the way.
A California Highway Patrol officer responded and noticed Miller’s slurred speech, trouble with balance and alcohol odor of his breath. An arrest followed the failure to pass a field sobriety test.
Miller, who has a history of DUI convictions, had a blood alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit.
Finally, on September 19th, a sentence of three years in prison was handed down. Two of the three years are for mandatory supervision. A no contest plea had been entered for the charges of felony driving under the influence and misdemeanor assault with a vehicle.
Miller’s BAC level in this incident was .20%, a rating that was higher than his three prior DUI convictions. Once he is released from custody, his driver’s license will be revoked for four years.