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DUI charge dropped against Cleveland councilman

DUI charge dropped against Cleveland councilman

(Cleveland) - Drunk-driving and speeding charges have been dropped against Cleveland councilman Eugene Miller.

As part of a plea deal, Miller pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.

Cleveland Municipal Court Spokesman Ed Ferenc tells WTAM 1100 that Miller paid a total of $486 in fines and court costs.

Miller will be eligible to drive again May 25 when his mandatory six month suspension is over. It was imposed retroactive to his arrest November 24.

Miller declined to comment before and after the hearing Tuesday.

Miller was pulled over at around 1 a.m. at Ohio 2 and South Marginal Road. Ferenc says Miller’s blood-alcohol level registered .056, which is below the .08 limit to operate a vehicle. Miller did have trouble with the field sobriety test.

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