Charges: Unlicensed driver was drunk, speeding before plunging off road onto I-94 and killing his 1-year-old son
August 4, 2021
A man driving drunk and with a suspended license killed his 1-year-old son who was one of several children in a speeding SUV that veered off an overpass and onto the interstate below in Brooklyn Center, according to charges filed Tuesday.
Hakeem O. Miller, 25, of Brooklyn Center, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with two counts each of criminal vehicular homicide and child endangerment in the crash about 2:30 a.m. Sunday that killed a 1-year-old boy and injured Miller, a woman and four other children.
The 1-year-old, identified by family members on social media as Kareem Miller, was one of two children sitting on the laps of older children in the back seat, according to the criminal complaint. None of the children, ranging in age from 1 to 9, was in the required restraint devices, the charges added. A loaded handgun was under the driver's seat, the complaint read.