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Brittany Miles takes plea on minor charges while awaiting trial in deadly pursuit

NEW PORT RICHEY — Brittany Miles, who is facing murder and attempted-murder charges from a May chase into Hernando County that killed a motorcyclist, has resolved two lesser charges in court.

She'll serve about a month in jail on the two misdemeanors, but will remain in custody beyond then as her more serious cases inch toward trial.

Authorities started searching for Miles, 21, when 911 callers reported an erratic driver in a red pickup on U.S. 19 about 2:30 a.m. May 10. A deputy finally spotted her about five hours later in Hudson, but Miles escaped from the back of the deputy's cruiser and fled, dragging and injuring the deputy. A few miles north, authorities say, Miles had several cruisers on her tail when she struck and killed 66-year-old Henry McCain at the intersection with County Line Road.

Last week she pleaded no contest in misdemeanor court to leaving the scene of a May 10 crash at U.S. 19 and Embassy Boulevard in Port Richey. Court documents say that crash occurred about 2:50 a.m., which is around the time someone called 911 to report a red pickup peeling out of a Hess gas station and damaging property there.

Miles also pleaded no contest to a battery charge from March 26. A Pasco sheriff's report says that when a fight broke out in the parking lot of Lollipops strip bar in Hudson, Miles charged at a woman who had walked out of a nearby business to witness the commotion. Miles, according to the report, asked the woman "Are you the b---- who hit me?" The woman replied no, but Miles threw the woman to the ground, dragged her by her hair and punched her repeatedly, the report says.

Miles worked as a dancer at Lollipops in March. By May, authorities say, she was working at the Brass Flamingo, where her ill-fated chase began. She is the daughter of a Hernando County sheriff's deputy.

Brittany Miles takes plea on minor charges while awaiting trial in deadly pursuit 08/23/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 10:59pm]
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