Gabe Spiegel, a former anchor with Columbus’s WSYX and WTTE, appeared in court this week to testify in the trial of his friend Edward Scott Miller, who is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a bicyclist he struck during an all-night partying binge with Spiegel.
Miller was giving Spiegel a ride home in July of 2009, after an early morning outing at a strip club, when his car struck a bicyclist shortly before 6:00 a.m. The bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet at the time, died four days later from head injuries suffered in the accident.
Spiegel testified that he and Miller discussed calling a cab upon leaving the strip club, but ultimately decided that Miller was okay to drive. According to The Columbus Dispatch, when the prosecution asked Spiegel if he thought Miller was “in a condition to drive,” he answered, “No question.”
Spiegel anchored the 5, 6, 10, and 11 p.m. newscasts for sister stations WSYX and WTTE from 2000-2009. WSYX and WTTE have covered the trial this week, referring to Spiegel as a former anchor with the stations.