By LISA M. REED
IRON MOUNTAIN - A 44-year-old Felch man accused of leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit will have an arraignment in Dickinson County Circuit Court on April 29.
Robert Garold Miller faces charges of fleeing a police officer, third degree; assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, and operating while intoxicated.
According to the felony complaint, on March 28, uniformed sheriff's deputies in a marked squad car observed Miller cross the fog line on M-69 near Quarry Road and onto the gravel shoulder of the road.
They then turned to follow Miller who immediately began to accelerate away from the deputies. Even after the deputies activated their emergency lights and sirens, signaling Miller to stop, he continued to speed away from the deputies at speeds of over 120 mph, the complaint said.
After negotiating several curves, deputies observed the Miller's vehicle in a snow bank in the ditch. There were footprints in the snow leading from the car to Miller's home, and the deputies could hear him in the house. Miller then refused several knocks and loud commands from the deputies to exit the residence, the complaint said.
Then, as soon as backup officers arrived, deputies entered the residence and apprehended Miller.
Results of a preliminary blood test showed Miller had a .167 percent blood alcohol content.
When told about the incident, including the vehicle pursuit, that was video recorded, court records state Miller said, "You never got close enough to have me on camera."
Arraignment is set before Judge Richard Celello on Monday, April 29, at 9 a.m.
Lisa M. Reed's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.