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New Milford man charged after evading police several times

March 29, 2019

NEW MILFORD — A local man is scheduled to plea to six counts in April, including three of engaging in a pursuit, after evading police several times earlier this month.

Kyle Miller, 20, of New Milford, was arrested and charged March 13, with failure to obey traffic control signals, failure to display number plate or insert, reckless driving and three counts of engaging in a pursuit, following a string of incidents.

It all began when an officer tried to stop a vehicle he was driving for going 95 mph on Danbury Road. Instead of stopping, the vehicle “traveled an excess of 100 mph,” and the officer discontinued the attempted stop, police said.

That evening, an officer spotted the vehicle at Gerard’s Marina on Old Town Park Road. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but Miller took off.

Police were able to track down the address associated with the vehicle and went there. Upon arrival, however, the vehicle left the driveway “at a high rate of speed,” police said.

An officer tried to stop the vehicle but the driver, once again, did not stop.

Contact was eventually made with Miller, and he met with an officer at the police station, police said. He admitted to being the driver and was taken into custody.

Miller was released on bond. He has an April 22 plea hearing scheduled at Torrington Superior Court.

kendra.baker@hearst.com