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Seaside Park Man Guilty of Eluding, Leading Cops On 1.3-Mile Slow-Speed Chase

18 summonses, three eluding charges and a contempt of court charge for Seaside Park man

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.

He has three more indictable charges outstanding, including eluding charges from Nov. 30, 2013 and March 11, 2014, both out of Seaside Park. There is also an outstanding contempt of court charge from May 7, 2014.

"A specific condition of the bail set by the court is that the defendant is not to drive or operate a motor vehicle," said Della Fave.

Miller is well-known to area residents as the man who often displays signs outside his Seaside Park home criticizing local judges, politicians and law enforcement agencies.
McCorry June 11, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Outstanding member of his community and probably a well respected poster on Patch.
dave June 11, 2014 at 09:42 PM
so now he makes license plates,what a genius
grace June 12, 2014 at 02:54 PM
omg Mc Weeney..now there a name!
grace June 12, 2014 at 02:54 PM
anyone know who the judge is in that town?
MJP June 15, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Judge Murry is not the Judge in Seaside any more and it realdy sad because HE WAS A VERY GOOD judge HE DID NOT TAKE ANYONE BULLSHIT THEY SAY IT WAS CONFLICT OF INSTRIST HIS BROTHER IN LAW IS THE POLICE CHIEF AFTER 12 YEARS THINK ABOUT THAT BUT JUDGE MURRAY YOU ARE MISSED

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