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Springfield man accused of driving high with 2 kids in SUV

Adam Lee Miller
Adam Lee Miller

A Springfield man is accused of driving while high on marijuana with kids in the vehicle.

Adam Miller, 39, was charged with two counts of endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court. He was freed on an own recognizance bond Thursday morning during an arraignment.

Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to the 2100 block of E. Main Street at around 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning. Officers saw a 2004 Mitsubishi SUV traveling on East Main Street.

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“Officers observed the vehicle make a right turn to proceed north on North Arlington Avenue,” the affidavit says. “While making the right turn, the vehicle traveled left of center and nearly struck the west curb on North Arlington Avenue.”

Officers followed the SUV until it parked and the driver, later identified as Miller, got out. He appeared to be unsteady on his feet, the affidavit says.

“Officers ran the vehicle registration through the Springfield Communication Center and it was found that Mr. Adam Miller was the registered owner of the vehicle and was wanted through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office,” the affidavit says.

Officers stopped the SUV and made contact with Miller, the affidavit says, and officers smelled marijuana.

“Officers asked the male if there was marijuana in the vehicle,” the affidavit says. “The male stated that all of the marijuana had been smoked. While speaking to the male, officers observed the male to have red and glossy eyes, dilated pupils that responded slowly to light.”

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After Miller failed to follow officers’ commands to keep his hands on the steering wheel, the affidavit says he was ordered out of the vehicle and detained. Through further investigation, officers discovered a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old was in the SUV.

A next court date in the case has not been set.