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If convicted of felony charge, Wausau alderman would be forced off City Council


WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) It's unclear if Wausau alderman Tom Miller will keep his seat on the city council after refusing to stop for a police officer while driving drunk on Tuesday morning.

One of the charges against him is fleeing an officer -- a felony. Under Wisconsin law, a convicted felon is not allowed to hold public office unless they are pardoned.

Police reports say Miller did not stop when an officer tried to pull him over for erratic driving on Merrill Avenue. He kept going for a half-mile to his house with the squad car behind him with lights flashing. His blood-alcohol level was 0.17, twice the legal limit.

City Attorney Anne Jacobson says there are no plans for any official City Council action on the case until the charges are resolved in court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 23rd.

Miller has not commented publicly on the matter.