Mills avoid charges, to take driving classes
December 7, 2011
ASPEN – Former skiing star Andy Mill has agreed to take a driving class as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
In exchange, Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin will drop traffic charges Mill racked up Aug. 10, when a state trooper pulled over Mill and his son on Independence Pass, outside of Aspen. The two, who were both on motorcycles, passed the trooper on the pass and were subsequently flagged by the officer on charges of reckless and careless driving and expired license plates, among other offenses.
Mill, 58, who lives in Aspen, faced a 12-point penalty on his license; his 17-year-old son faced 10 points. Each faced possible suspension of his license had they accumulated the points.
The Mills’ attorney, Richard Cummins, said neither one will be penalized with points against his license, provided they both take driving-safety courses.
“With completion of those classes the cases will be dismissed,” Cummins told County Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely, who approved the deal.
Both Mill and his son are due back in court Jan. 31. Neither Mill attended Tuesday’s proceedings.