Jury finds Brittany Miles guilty of battery of a Pasco law enforcement officer, not attempted murder

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - A jury has found Brittany Miles guilty of a lesser charge of battery of a law enforcement officer and not attempted murder of a Pasco County deputy  in 2011.

She was also found guilty on other charges of escape, fleeing to elude and DUI.

Both sides completed their closing arguments before 11 a.m. this morning.

In May 2011 Miles, a former stripper and daughter of a Hernando County Deputy was arrested for driving under the influence in Hudson.

Prosecutors say Miles escaped from her handcuffs, got out of a Sheriff's cruiser, got back in her truck and sped off.

According to investigators, Deputy Ashley Grady tried to stop Miles, but was dragged across the road, before falling into traffic. Grady suffered a broken leg. She testified Tuesday that Miles intentionally shoved her from the moving truck, causing her to fall.

A tearful Miles took the stand Tuesday afternoon, telling the jury she didn't remember much from that morning. She said it all happened very fast and she did not push Deputy Grady.

Miles told the jury, "If I could take that back, I would. I didn't mean for her to get hurt. I just panicked."

After a high 100 mile an hour pursuit North on US 19, investigators say Miles slammed into Henry McCain on County Line Road.

Miles will go to trial again in Hernando County on first degree murder charges for McCain's death. That trial is set for January.

According to court documents, she had become dependent on prescription pills after she was hit by a drunk driver a couple years earlier.


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