A Rhode Island state senator who reportedly admitted to the counts of vandalism and obstruction of a police officer last month after being caught keying a man’s car was ordered to pay reparations.
According to The Boston Globe, Democratic Sen. Joshua Miller told reporters outside Warwick’s 3rd District Court on Tuesday, “I am truly sorry for my actions in this matter and I am disappointed in my behavior and lack of judgment.”
I quickly showed a lack of self-control, which has hurt my reputation, he continued. “I only have myself to blame for that because I alone am to blame for what brought about today’s court proceedings,” he said.
After defacing a car with a “Biden Sucks” bumper sticker and lying to authorities subsequently, Miller, 69, was taken into custody in June.
When police questioned him and showed him the video footage, he initially denied keying the car but subsequently said the victim was “daring” him to.
Miller entered a not guilty plea to the two offenses during the arraignment and was mandated to provide the owner of the car $2,850 in restitution as well as $250 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.