Man facing homicide charge in Calumet County fatal motorcycle crash
A man charged in a fatal motorcycle crash was more than two-and-a-half times over the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News.
Seven charges have been filed against Codi Miller in Calumet County.
On Aug. 19, Calumet County deputies were called to County Highway KK and State Park Rd in the Village of Harrison. A motorcycle had hit a bicycle at the intersection.
Deputies found the motorcycle's passenger, 53-year old Kim Anderson, about 30 to 40 feet from the motorcycle. She was pronounced dead.
Deputies also found a boy in some tall grass about 20 to 30 feet from Anderson. The boy was able to tell a deputy that he had been hit by a motorcycle. The deputy said the boy "was not able to verbally communicate very well due to injuries."
The boy, a 13-year-old from Appleton, was placed in a medically induced coma and airlifted to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.
Deputies located the operator of the motorcycle and identified him as Codi J. Miller. Miller was conscious and walking. He had some cuts to his face and upper body.
Miller said he had come from a bar in Harrison. He denied drinking at the bar, saying he had two beers at Anderson's home in Kimberly. He said he and Anderson had stopped at the saloon for a few minutes before taking off to a bar and restaurant in Kaukauna.
Investigators learned Miller was revoked due to three previous drunk driving convictions. He had a .02 operating restriction. The legal limit to drive in Wisconsin is .08.
Miller initially denied a blood test, but changed his mind when a deputy threatened to get a warrant.
An ER doctor reported Miller's blood alcohol content to be .210. That's more than 2.5 times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
Miller had been convicted of his third OWI offense on May 18, 2018.
He also has OWI convictions from Dec. 2, 2016, and Dec. 9, 2014.
Miller's license is revoked until 2020 and he was supposed to have an Ignition Interlock Device on vehicles he drives.
Miller has been charged with the following counts:
Homicide By Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle While Having Prior Intoxicant-Related Conviction/Revocation
Homicide By Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle with PAC While Having Prior Intoxicant-Related Conviction
Knowingly Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked - Cause Death of Another
Operating While Intoxicated Causing Injury - 2nd and Subsequent Offense
Operating With Prohibited Alcohol Concentration Causing Injury - 2nd and Subsequent Offense
Knowingly Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked - Cause Great Bodily Harm to Another
Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device
A Kaukauna man has been arrested on a homicide charge in the death of a passenger on his motorcycle.
Codi Miller, 22, is being held at the Calumet County Jail on charges of Homicide by Intoxicated use of a Motor Vehicle and Knowingly Operating While Revoked-Causing Death.
The Calumet County Sheriff's Office says Miller was riding his motorcycle east on County Highway KK when he hit a bicyclist at the intersection of State Park Road in the Village of Harrison.
The crash happened Aug. 19 at 8:19 p.m.
Miller's passenger, 53-year-old Kim M. Anderson of Appleton, died at the scene.
The bicyclist, a 13-year-old boy from Appleton, was taken to a local hospital and later airlifted to Children's Hospital of Milwaukee. He's listed in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.
The boy's name was not released.
The sheriff's office says additional charges could be filed against Miller in this case.
Miller is awaiting an initial appearance in circuit court.
Online court records show Miller was convicted of 3rd Offense OWI in May. He was sentenced to 80 days in jail and his license was revoked.