Former UA Police officer reaches plea agreement - KCTV5 News

Former UA Police officer reaches plea agreement

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - New details this morning about the internal investigation of the U of A Police Sergeant John McGrath.  He was the police sergeant who crashed his patrol SUV into a wall back in February.  

He was fired for having a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit while on duty. The internal investigation report is more than 25 pages long.  

On Tuesday the former UAPD Sergeant reached a plea deal on his criminal case; McGrath pled guilty to one count of extreme DUI.  He will have to pay over $3,900 in fees, plus spend two days in jail and seven more days that can serve at home.  Also as part of the plea deal, McGrath will be on probation for 24 months.  

The internal investigation report goes into more detail about the night of the incident.  According to the report at one point 'McGrath admits he brought two pints of vodka and a sandwich at Circle K before his shift on February 1,' the report then goes on to say he finished one pint off immediately, and then he admitted to drinking throughout the course of the shift.  Around 5 p.m. another officer, talking to McGrath, said he smelled alcohol but dismissed it.  

More than three hours after that encounter with the other officer, McGrath crashed his patrol SUV into a wall, after running a red light and going at speeds of more than 70 miles per hour.  

To read the complete report go to www.tucsonnewsnow.com and click on the 'live links' button. 

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