A doctor who urged Pennsylvania lawmakers to enact harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers after his son was killed by one in 2010 has been charged with drunken driving.
Dr. Stephen Miller, a Wilkes-Barre dentist, is known for pushing for Kevin's Law, a 2014 amendment that increased the penalty for leaving the scene of a fatal accident to at least three years in prison. Miller and his wife lobbied for the change after their 5-year-old son Kevin was killed by a hit-and-run driver who a witness said had been drinking.
Miller was charged Tuesday with having a blood-alcohol content twice the legal limit while driving his wife and two children on June 12 in West Nanticoke.
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Miller couldn't be reached at home or his dental practice, which is closed until Thursday.