Man arrested for 3rd DWI after hitting BRPD cruiser on Interstate

Paul Miller (Source: EBRSO)
Paul Miller (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 49-year-old man was arrested for his third DWI after hit the back of a police vehicle while driving down the Interstate, then attempted to flee the scene.

The incident happened shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. We're told a BRPD unit was parked on I-110 in the northbound lane to assist a stranded motorist. The police vehicle had its lights activated and served as a barrier between the disabled vehicle and oncoming traffic.

We're told no one was seriously injured from the crash.

A vehicle being driven by Paul Miller, 49, of Baton Rouge, hit the back end of the police unit, then continued driving to the Harding exit. His vehicle was located and pulled over. When questioned by officer, Miller allegedly admitted to the crash and claimed that he panicked after hitting the vehicle.

Miller displayed signs of intoxication and submitted to a breathalyzer test. His blood alcohol concentration registered as a .17 percent.

Miller was arrested and charged with DWI (3rd offense), Hit-and-Run, and Reckless Operation. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $58,000.

Miller's prior DWI arrests were issued in 2005 and 2010.

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