On April 17 at approximately 12:06 a.m., a police officer was dispatched to the borough intersection of Cathell Road and Churchview Avenue where police said a hit-and-run accident had just occurred.
While traveling to that intersection, the officer was advised that the two vehicles involved in the accident had since moved to nearby Walton Road, where both were now stopped.
The officer arrived at the Walton location at approximately 12:09 a.m. and made contact with the vehicle’s drivers.
The officer reported detecting an odor of alcohol coming from one of the drivers—Gerald Allen Miller, 59, of 1113 Cloverfield Drive in Baldwin.
The other driver said that Miller’s vehicle had hit hers on Cathell and that she followed Miller until he pulled over. Miller said that the other driver had actually hit him and that he pulled over to exchange information.
After putting Miller through field-sobriety tests, the officer arrested him and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol.
At the , Miller twice failed a breath-analyzer test before his wife came to take custody of him.
Miller also is being charged with careless driving and with failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
The other driver is not being charged with a crime.
On April 24 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Baldwin Borough police officer stopped a vehicle for traveling in the wrong direction in the borough’s one-way section of Macassar Drive.
The officer reported that, as he approached the vehicle in the 300 block of Macassar, he detected an odor of alcohol emanating from its interior.
After putting the vehicle’s driver—Alecia Karmell Frazier, 24, of 335 Macassar—through field-sobriety tests and after she failed a breath-analyzer test, police arrested her and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Frazier refused to be subjected to a blood test.
She was eventually walked to her residence on Macassar and released to her mother.
Frazier also is being charged with driving on a one-way roadway in the direction other than the one officially designated.