Driver pleads guilty to role in car crash

Published 7:29 am Monday, July 19, 2010

A LeRoy man who drove drunk and got into an accident that injured three people pleaded guilty to multiple charges Friday.

Thomas William Miles, 22, entered guilty pleas to three gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular homicide. He awaits sentencing on Sept. 10.

According to a police report, a red Oldsmobile and a 1994 Ford Ranger, driven by Miles, collided at the intersection of West Street and Highway 56 in LeRoy at around 3 a.m. on March 14, causing non-life threatening injuries to the driver of the Oldsmobile and two passengers in the truck. The driver of the Oldsmobile tested at a 0.081 blood alcohol level as well.

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According to the report, Miles and two passengers left the pickup and fled the scene. The passenger-side door and the driver-side window were both left open, and blood was spotted in the vehicle and leading away from the truck.

The left side of the truck was damaged, and police believe Miles was driving in the wrong lane, the report states.

Police located the two other passengers of the truck, and they said they’d been drinking in LeRoy. According to the report, one of the passengers was bleeding from his nose, which appeared deformed, but he declined medical treatment. The other passenger had cuts on his head.

Miles was later located in the 200 block of East Sargent Street at 6:10 a.m. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.077 when arrested.