Councilman responds to son’s arrest and charges

By Sadef Ali Kully

The son of City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) was arrested and charged with assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, harassment and menacing last Friday after an alleged road rage incident, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.

Around 7 p.m. 31-year-old Coron Miller allegedly got into a dispute near the intersection of 150th Avenue and 148th Street near John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the criminal complaint filed by the DA.

The complaint said Coron Miller got out of the driver’s seat and approached another driver, Jose Nieves, inside his vehicle at a red light and allegedly punched him in the face twice and grabbed his shirt, causing it to rip while threatening to stab the driver.

The arresting officer from the 113th Precinct stated Coron Miller “flailed his arms to avoid being handcuffed and placed under arrest, ” the complaint said.

On Tuesday, the city councilman, a former MTA bus driver and union leader, said the accusations being made in the news were dubious.

“Some of the facts are disputable. My advice would be to take the higher road and work things out,” Miller said before a City Council hearing on foreclosures. “The two people here need to work things out, whether it is conflict resolution or whatever solution.”

In addition to the charges, Judge Elisa Koenderman at Queens Criminal Court issued an order of protection ordering Miller to have no contact with Nieves.

Miller’s son, who was released on recognizance, was due to appear in court June 9.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skully@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.