Waterville police arrest habitual offender after minor accident

Posted Nov. 07, 2012, at 8 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A minor traffic accident on Sunday afternoon led to a felony charge for a Vassalboro man whose driving record is far from clean, police said.

Jeffrey Miller, 23, who has convictions for operating under the influence (2003) and reckless driving and operating after suspension (2006), was charged with operating under suspension by a habitual offender, a Class C felony, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

Miller was driving on Main Street when his vehicle rear-ended another around 4 p.m. While neither vehicle was seriously damaged or the drivers injured, the prior driving charges on Miller’s record led to his arrest, Rumsey explained.

Rumsey added the felony charged was warranted due to Miller’s prior operating after suspension as a habitual offender conviction from 2006.

Miller was booked into the Waterville police station and later released on bail, Rumsey said. He is due in court Jan. 15.