Saturday, November 17, 2007

California DUI CHP Officer dies after hitting tree

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California

November 17, 2007

A rookie California Highway Patrol officer died in a collision late Friday night when his vehicle veered off of a road just north of Livermore and crashed into a tree.

CHP notes the accident occurred when officers were out in the Livermore California area searching for a California DUI / Drunk Driving, allegedly an "extremely intoxicated" driver.

There were multiple reports of an alleged extremely intoxicated driver, a California DUI / Drunk Driver, striking the center median. People were purportedly afraid to pass the suspected California DUI driver.

At about 9:15 p.m., CHP Officer John Miller, 32, was traveling southbound on North Livermore Avenue about a mile north of Interstate Highway 580 when lost control approaching a sharp curve, apparently at a very fast speed.

CHP received a call a short time after 9:30 p.m. from a passerby that a CHP car had been involved in a serious accident.

The suspected California DUI / Drunk Driving driver was arrested near Greenville Road shortly after the fatal collision. No word as to who his California DUI / Drunk Driving criminal defense lawyer may be.