VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida. – A judge has revoked bail for a man accused of driving while intoxicated in a New Smyrna Beach crash that killed a 17-year-old boy during a hearing on Wednesday.
The district attorney’s office filed a motion Tuesday to revoke bail for 32-year-old Michael Miles. The family identified the person who was killed as Siddharth Sukhdeo. He was a junior at New Smyrna Beach High School.
The family were returning from a late birthday party for him and were traveling at night to avoid traffic jams.
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BREAKING: Judge revokes bail for Michael Miles, charged with drunk driving and crashing into a family’s car, killing a 17-year-old in New Smyrna over the weekend. He faces 6 counts, including DUI with manslaughter. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/b5YTRmWpSU
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RJ Larizza’s office announced the motion to revoke Miles link on Twitter, at the same time, friends and family had gathered for a vigil in memory of Sidd Sukhdeo, 17, the teenager who was killed in Sunday’s crash. Miles was released from Volusia County Jail on Monday.
“Our office has filed a motion to revoke bail in the DUI manslaughter case involving the 17-year-old New Smyrna Beach High School student,” the tweet read. “Michael Miles’ remand hearing is set for (Wednesday) at 11:00 a.m.”
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The petition cited the fact that Miles was driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident and the fact that he had previously been convicted of driving under the influence to show that the man poses “a threat of harm to the community “.
New Smyrna Beach police say the 32-year-old was driving a silver Nissan on State Road 44 off Interstate 95 early Sunday morning and failed to stop behind a gray Honda, hitting the back of the car.
When one of the officers, who was nearby, arrived at the scene, she said Miles appeared to be unconscious, according to a charging affidavit. As she tried to assess the occupants of the other vehicle, she saw Miles exit the Nissan and could smell alcohol on his breath, according to the report.
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Police say Miles thought the Honda was moving and that’s why he didn’t stop. After the collision, the next thing he remembers is waking up and seeing a police officer, according to the affidavit. Police said his speech was garbled and his eyes looked glassy and bloodshot.
Later, at Advent Health in New Smyrna Beach, police said Miles refused both a breath test and a blood test.
Miles faces charges of driving under the influence, DUI manslaughter, DUI with damage to person or property, prior refusal to submit to tests, driving with a suspended license causing death or serious injury and DUI causing serious bodily harm to others.
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