LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man, arraigned on his latest set of drunken driving charges Wednesday, was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail set by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas after she learned some of his history.
Raymond B. Miller Jr., 55, of Wurlitzer Drive, pleaded not guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, speeding and failure to signal a turn, stemming from his arrest Aug. 21 in North Tonawanda, where he allegedly refused the breath test.
Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said Miller “has a 24-page rap sheet,” and this is his 10th DWI arrest. Brenner told Farkas that Miller had absconded from a Niagara County Court DWI case in 2004 and wasn’t found until he was arrested on another DWI charge in downstate New York two years later. He served 2½ years in state prison in the Niagara County case.
“He’s a flight risk,” Farkas declared as she ordered Miller jailed on the high bail to await trial.