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Albany Police Arrest Own PIO In Drunk Driving Case

Albany Times Union via YellowBrix

March 19, 2011

ALBANY — Detective James Miller, a longtime spokesman for the Albany Police Department, was arrested on driving while intoxicated charges in downtown Albany Friday night.

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Jimmy Miller

Miller, who has been with the department for 19 years, was driving an unmarked departmental vehicle when he was stopped at about 9:25 p.m. near North Pearl and Orange streets by an Albany patrol officer, John Crossman. A person briefed on the arrest said Miller was stopped for allegedly driving without his headlights on. He allegedly refused to submit to an alcohol test.

A sergeant arrived to oversee the arrest and Miller was taken to the South Station and processed for the arrest before being released, according to Chief Steven Krokoff. Miller was ticketed for DWI, driving without headlights on and refusal to submit to a chemical test, the chief said.

Miller has been suspended without pay pending an internal investigation. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Albany City Court Monday morning.


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