A Newport Beach woman who could face possible vehicular manslaughter charges from a fatal crash earlier this week pleaded guilty Thursday to an unrelated traffic violation Thursday, her latest in a long string of tickets.
Danae Marie Miller, 22, pleaded guilty at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana to driving while using her cell phone in November and was given a fine. She was arrested Monday night for allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist on San Joaquin Hills Road with her car.
Police said she failed a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash, which was only a short distance from her home.
Court records show that since 2005, when Miller was 17 years old, she has received 15 traffic citations for multiple violations, the bulk of them in her first years of driving.
According to DMV officials, a driver's license can be suspended if drivers accumulate four points on their record in 12 months, six points in 24 months or eight points in 36 months. Between July 2005 and January 2008, Miller was convicted of eight traffic violations, each worth one point. They ranged from speeding to running a stop sign.