Man who sought hit-and-run law facing drunken driving trial

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 1, 2016 9:26 AM
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(Nanticoke) -- A man who convinced Pennsylvania lawmakers to enact harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers after his son was killed by one in 2010 has been ordered to stand trial on drunken driving charges.

Dr. Stephen Miller, a Wilkes-Barre dentist, is known for pushing for Kevin's Law, a 2014 amendment that increased the penalty for fatal hit-and-runs to at least three years in prison.

Miller and his wife lobbied for the change after their 5-year-old son Kevin was killed by a hit-and-run driver who a witness said had been drinking.

Police say Miller's blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit while driving his wife and two children on June 12 in West Nanticoke.

A judge ordered Miller to stand trial on Thursday, but dismissed endangerment charges relating to his passengers.

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