I-80 rollover accident – updated info.: AZ man arrested on multiple charges


October 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

In an update to a story we first posted on KJAN.com early this (Tuesday) morning, and broadcast on our news reports, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and emergency crews responded just after 3:30-a.m., to a report of a two-vehicle accident on westbound I-80 east of mile marker 61. Officials say a 2007 Ford Edge driven by 33-year old Michael Paul Miller, of Glendale, AZ, was westbound on I-80 when it collided with the rear of a 2011 International semi driven by 41-year old Abdikarim Hamud,  of St. Paul, MN. Following the collision, the SUV slid into the median.

Miller and three passengers were transported to Cass County Memorial Hospital by Anita Rescue and Medivac Rescue with various injuries. Hamud was not injured. Damage to Miller’s vehicle is estimated at $10,000, while damage to the semi was estimated at $1000.

After Miller was checked at the hospital, he was arrested on charges of OWI 1st Offense, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and two counts of Child Endangerment Causing Bodily Injury. Miller was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control. In addition he received  citations for Failure to Secure a Child, Driving While Suspended, and having No Insurance. Miller remains at the Cass County Jail awaiting hearing before the magistrate. His bond was set at $5000.