Waterford police officer now at home, benefit planned in her honor

Officer Annette Miller hurt when patrol car crashed on Elizabeth Lake Road in May

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Waterford police officer who was seriously hurt when her patrol car crashed as she pursued a speeding motorcycle is now at home.

Annette Miller, 46, was trying to stop the motorcycle about 3 p.m. on May 23 when a car pulled into her path.

Waterford Police Chief Daniel McCaw said Miller swerved in an unsuccessful effort to avoid a collision and struck a tree.

Officer on road to recovery

Nearly two months after the crash, McCaw said Miller and her K-9 partner, Tondo, have been reunited. Miller went home from the hospital this past weekend.

Tondo lost a toe in the crash but was expected to make a full recovery.

Charity poker run, spaghetti dinner

Miller's fellow police officers have organized an event to show support on Aug. 19.

The run, which is sponsored by the Pontiac Warthogs, is $20 a person.

There is also a Waterford Police Benevolent sponsored dinner for $10 a person. Attendees can also win door prizes and participate in a 50/50 raffle.

More information: Officer Miller event flyer

Motorcycle involved in crash recovered

IMAGES: Waterford Township police crash

McCaw said investigators have interviewed the motorcyclist and recovered the motorcycle.

An arrest has not been made.

"He has been identified," McCaw told reporters during a press conference. "We believe the man we have question is the same man involved in this incident".

Police said the motorcyclist, a white man in his early 20s, has been engaged in similar activity in other communities.

McCaw says his department will continue the investigation and eventually present the case to the Oakland County prosecutor's office for review.

-- Police released a photo of the gold and silver colored Kowasaki Ninga, that is now being held as evidence.

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