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Veteran NOPD officer placed on emergency leave, booked with multiple offenses

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Sgt. Charles Miller Sgt. Charles Miller

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A New Orleans police officer turned himself in to Public Integrity Bureau detectives Friday morning after he allegedly refused to wait for an officer to issue him a speeding ticket, grabbed his driver's license from the officer and fled the scene in his personal vehicle. 

Sgt. Charles Miller was stopped Thursday at about 8 p.m. for allegedly speeding on US 90-B westbound near Claiborne Avenue in a truck without a license plate. Miller took the St. Charles Avenue exit and pulled over for the officer at Calliope Street and St. Charles. He allegedly turned over his driver's license and registration to her, but minutes later, aggressively took back his documents, and in the process, allegedly injured her wrist. 

Detectives say Miller then sped off in his truck and led the officer on a high-speed chase. During the chase, the officer said Miller disregarded a stop sign, drove through a red light, drove at speeds near 90 mph and committed other traffic violations. She stopped chasing Miller as a matter public safety.

When Miller turned himself in, he was booked with speeding, driving without a license plate, driving with an expired driver's license, committing battery on an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, disregarding a stop sign, disregarding a red light and reckless operation.

Miller was placed on emergency suspension without pay from the department pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Miller was most recently assigned to the Central Evidence and Property Division. He is a 26-year veteran of the NOPD.

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