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Pukwana man indicted by grand jury for driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury to a minor

PUKWANA -- A Pukwana man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury to a minor.

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PUKWANA - A Pukwana man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury to a minor.

Wesley Paul Miller, 40, was indicted on Jan. 19, according to a press release issued Saturday by United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler.

He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Jan. 23 and pleaded not guilty.

If convicted, the maximum penalty is not more than five years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Miller is charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of an alcohol July 5, 2016, when he allegedly drove over a minor child, causing serious bodily injury.

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The charge is an accusation and Miller is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is the prosecutor on the case.

Miller was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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