According to WGN, a Greenville, MI, police officer spotted a vehicle speeding along a residential street in the early morning hours of December 18, 2016. When he got the vehicle stopped, the officer discovered recently-elected county commissioner Jeremy Miller at the wheel. There was a strong smell of alcohol in the car, and the officer began asking Miller about his night. When asked if he had been drinking, Miller responded that he didn't know and declared that it had "been a night".
The officer pulled Miller out of the vehicle and administered a field sobriety test, which Miller failed spectacularly. After blowing high on a breathalyzer test the officer arrested him on the spot for suspected drunk driving. As the officer cuffed Miller, he asked the commissioner if he understood why he was being arrested. Miller's response?
"Because I was being stupid, those damn chicken nuggets."
Miller was booked into the Montcalm County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, with a bench trial scheduled for the end of March 2017.
Montcalm County Controller Bob Clingenpeel issued a statement to FOX 17 yesterday in anticipation of Miller's upcoming trial.
"We will have no comment prior to the trial having taken place and a judgement rendered on the case. I can tell you that Commissioner Miller has not missed any meetings and has gone out of his way to reach out to our departments and learn for himself what their responsibilities are."