For Immediate Release - May 31, 2013

Andover Teen Held on $10,000 Following OUI Arraignment

An Andover teen was ordered held on $10,000 following his arraignment on drunken driving charges following an early morning motor vehicle crash in Andover in which two people were seriously injured.

Bradford B. Miller, 19 of 18 Dale Street, Apt. 4B in Andover, was charged with 2 counts of Operating Under the Influence While Driving Negligently and Causing Serious Bodily Injury; Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Class B (cocaine), Speeding and Marked Lanes violation today in Lawrence General Hospital following an early morning crash that resulted in serious injuries to his passengers.  Judge Jose Sanchez ordered him held on $10,000 cash bail.  If he posts bails, he is ordered confined to his home with electronic monitoring, to remain drug and alcohol free with random screens, and not to drive.  Judge Sanchez also allowed Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate Sarmini’s motion to revoke Miller’s bail in an open OUI case, which means he will be held for 60 days without bail.

According to the police report, at approximately 1:07 Friday morning, Andover Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash near 86 Elm Street.  Upon arrival, they were approached by a shirtless, barefoot man identifying himself as Bradford Miller.  His heavily damaged 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer had crashed into a tree.  Inside the car were two passengers who were conscious but injured, identified as Theodore Pineault in the front passenger seat and Michael Lyons in the back passenger side seat.  The Fire Department responded and extricated the passengers.  All three men were transported to Lawrence General Hospital for treatment.

Mr. Miller is facing Operating Under the Influence of Liquor charges after he was arrested on June 3, 2012 following an underage drinking party at 16 Bridle Path Road in Andover.

Mr. Miller is represented by Attorney Nicholas Howie and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence District Court on June 17 for a pre-trial hearing.