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Former exotic dancer gets 15 years in chase that injured deputy

TBO.com
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:34 PM

Brittany Miles, who was convicted for battery on a law enforcement officer after a 2011 rampage that injured a Pasco County deputy, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison.

The sentence includes time served.

Jurors also found the former exotic dancer guilty of escape, fleeing to elude and driving under the influence.

Miles, 23, will also face charges in Hernando County in the death of motorcyclist, Henry McCain, 67, who was killed during the rampage that began in Pasco County.

Miles was stopped on the morning of May 10, 2011, and arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Seated in the back of a sheriff's cruiser, authorities said, Miles managed to wiggle her right wrist out of handcuffs and escape, running to her red Dodge Ram pickup.

Pasco Deputy Ashley Grady reached through the truck's window while standing on the running board. A short time after the truck sped off, Grady said she was pushed from the vehicle, her body landing on southbound U.S. 19. She suffered assorted injuries, including a cut on the back of her head, a concussion and broken left tibia, and cuts to her arms from rolling on the pavement. Miles contends she didn't push the deputy.

Grady, a Pasco deputy since June 2010, testified Miles had failed a series of sobriety tests in the parking lot of a Hudson business before she broke loose from the sheriff's cruiser and ran to the pickup.

After a lengthy chase just past the Hernando County line, Miles' pickup slammed into McCain's motorcycle, killing him, deputies said.

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