Fri, Oct. 18

Lake Montezuma man arrested on drug charges

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of a Lake Montezuma man suspected of driving while impaired.

According to a police report, a deputy patrolling Cornville Road at 11:15 p.m. allegedly observed a vehicle that had been stopped on the side of the road, then apparently fled the deputy at a high rate of speed on March 29.

Deputies allege that the driver of the suspect vehicle reached speeds of 100 mph, but two YCSO deputies were successful halting the vehicle on Cornville Road at Beaver Creek.

The report states that the vehicle had slowed to legal speeds and then a traffic stop was conducted.

The report continues that deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Justin Allen Miller, 21, of Lake Montezuma, who reportedly consented to a search of his vehicle by deputies on the scene.

Deputies allege that drug paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle, and a YCSO drug recognition expert conducted an impaired driver evaluation on Miller, who then allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and using methamphetamine prior to driving.

The report states that Miller was arrested and faces charges of alleged driving under the influence, alleged use of marijuana, alleged use of dangerous drugs and alleged possession of drug paraphernalia.

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