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Seaside Park man guilty of eluding, leading cops on 1.3-mile slow-speed chase

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An Ocean County jury found a Seaside Park man guilty of eluding police stemming from a traffic stop on Labor Day weekend in 2012.

Meanwhile, David A. Miller, 59, has two more eluding charges still pending plus a contempt of court charge.

The case for which Miller was found guilty on Tuesday stems from a Sept. 1, 2012 traffic stop in Seaside Park when Miller, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, led officers on a 1.3 mile slow speed pursuit through the borough. Sergeant Matthew M. Brady and Officer Allen J. Mantz initiated the 10:32 p.m. traffic stop after Miller committed motor vehicle violations, prosecutors said.

Ultimately, Miller pulled over and was charged in the case.

Miller continues to be out on $50,000 cash bail even after the guilty verdict was rendered, said Al Della Fave, prosecutor's office spokesman. Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Ehsan F. Chowdhry asked for Miller to be remanded to the Ocean County Jail but Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels chose to continue his bail, Della Fave said.

Miller inititally represented himself in the case but was later assigned an attorney from the Brick law firm of King, Kitrick, Jackson & McWeeney as standby counsel, said Della Fave.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 15. Della Fave said Miller could face between three and five years in state prison, but is more likely to receive probation conditioned with less than a year stint in the county jail. On Aug. 15, the court will also decide the 18 motor vehicle tickets which Miller received as part of the case.

Miller's troubles are not over, however.


By: Daniel Nee (Patch Editor)

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