OFFICER MCRAE

  • OFFICER MCRAE

Little Rock Police Officer Theddus McRae was convicted of DWI this morning in Sherwood District Court. In addition to the license suspension set out by state law, he was fined $600, a court clerk said.

McRae, 40, was arrested in May, according to this earlier Channel 4 account.

A court clerk said a charge of driving left of center was passed for six months, meaning it would be dismissed if there are no further problems. A charge that he refused to take a breath test will be dismissed after 30 days if he does not appeal the DWI conviction. If he does, it will carry a $290 fine, the clerk said. A charge of having defective tail lights was merged into the DWI charge, she said. McRae was convicted in a trial by Judge Butch Hale.

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His attorney, Kevin O’Dwyer, said he wasn’t prepared to comment on whether an appeal would be filed.The LRPD said McRae received a 30-day suspension after his arrest. He’s served that and will report for work tomorrow, Sgt. Cassandra Davis said.