URI Student Charged With Drunken Driving in Stolen Car
According to police, Miles Daileader, 19, stole and drove a Narragansett woman’s car while drunk.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Miles T. Daileader, 19, of 11 Cavalier Ave., Narragansett, was arrested at about 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 4 and charged with drunken driving and driving a car without the consent of the owner, which is a felony.
According to police, an officer traveling about 40 miles per hour in his patrol car on Boston Neck Road was quickly overtaken by another car. The officer said he pulled to the side to avoid being hit, at which point the car speed up and passed him on the left.
Police said a traffic stop was made near the Mormon Church on Boston Neck Road. Police noted that Daileader smelled strongly of alcohol.
According to police, Daileader initially denied drinking, claiming that he was the designated driver that night, before telling police, “I’ll be honest, I had like, one and a half beers.”
Police said Daileader consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was then arrested without incident. At headquarters, police said Daileader consented to breath tests, which revealed a blood alcohol level of .209 at about 3:06 a.m. and .214 at about 3:08 a.m.
According to police, in an interview following the breath test Daileader told them he had had no more than two beers between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
When asked when he thought police had pulled him over, he told them about 10:30 p.m. – not 1:53 a.m., when the traffic stop actually occurred. Police noted that Daileader was not cooperative and kept calling officers “bro” and “dog.”
According to police, at about 7:23 a.m., they received a report of a stolen motor vehicle from Webster Avenue. Police noted that the description of the car – a 2010 Subaru Outback station wagon – matched the car that Daileader was driving.
The victim, a 42-year-old Narragansett woman, told police that she had left the car keys in the center console overnight. She told police she did not know Daileader, and wished to press charges.
According to police, based on another interview with Daileader, he told them that he did not know the victim, and he didn’t have permission to drive her car. He told police he thought he was driving a friend’s car.
Daileader was transferred to Fourth Division District Court for arraignment later that morning.
According to online records, Daileader has no previous arrests. However, according to Newport Patch, he was arrested in November 2011 for possession of alcohol by a minor. He is scheduled for felony screening on Oct. 23. He was released on personal recognizance.
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