California: NEVER FORGOTTEN – Officer John Paul Miller killed while searching for drunk driver; DUI driver was located, and deported as illegal alien

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NEVER FORGOTTEN – Officer John Paul Miller killed in a crash while searching for a reported drunk driver; the DUI driver was located, charged with DUI and deported as illegal alien

11/22/2017   —  From The California Highway Patrol

CHP Officer John Paul Miller end of watch Nov. 16, 2007

On November 16, 2007, Officer John Paul Miller (32) was killed in an automobile accident while searching for a reported drunk driver.

The officer was driving south on North Livermore Avenue about a mile north of Interstate 580 when he lost control of his patrol car around a sharp curve and struck a tree.

Officers from the Livermore Police Department located the drunken driving suspect on eastbound I-580 near Greenville Road, and he was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI, evading police, and driving without a license. After being arrested he was taken into custody by a member of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and deported for being in the country illegally.

In 2009 State Highway Route 580 from Airway Boulevard to North Flynn Road in Livermore, CA, was designated as the CHP Officer John P. Miller Memorial Highway.

Officer Miller had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the CHP – Dublin Area office. He is survived by his wife and two children.