A Michigan man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for a drunken hit-and-run accident, more than six years after the fact.

Timothy Jones Miller, 53, was charged with his third instance of driving while intoxicated and with one count of accident involving injury on Jan. 20, 2011, after a crash in San Leon, according to a probable cause affidavit.

“This case is old because he absconded in 2011,” Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said. “The bondsman filed an affidavit to surrender because they couldn’t find him. He was found in January of this year, living in Michigan.”

Dickinson police in 2011 found Miller’s car at a residence in the 800 block of 10th Street in San Leon after a car matching its description fled the scene of an accident, according to the affidavit.

Police also found a man later identified as Miller, according to the affidavit. Miller was intoxicated, according to the affidavit.

Witnesses then identified Miller as the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident, according to the affidavit.

Miller on Friday pleaded guilty to his third driving while intoxicated charge, Alfred said.

The charge of accident causing injury was dismissed in the plea agreement, she said.

“The victim on that case was notified and signed off on the plea agreement,” Alfred said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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