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UAPD officer expected in Superior Court to face DUI charges

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, a University of Arizona police officer will return to court, to face a whole host of DUI charges after crashing his patrol car.  

Sgt. John McGrath remains on the payroll with the University of Arizona Police Department, though that could change based on the outcome of his impending court proceedings at the Pima County Superior Court.  He will face four different charges related to his February 1 accident while on duty with UAPD.

Police say McGrath crashed his patrol unit into a concrete wall on the frontage road, just off I-10 and Speedway.  Police reports also stated McGrath had a blood alcohol level two and a half times the legal limit, which is why he is charged with super extreme DUI.

McGrath has worked with UAPD since 2009, and was promoted to Sgt. Just over a year ago, he is also a member of the Army National Guard.  He had just returned from a one year tour in Afghanistan before crashing his patrol unit back in February.

He was not present for his last hearing in mid-February, though he was represented by his attorney.  McGrath however is expected to be on hand today.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on this case as they come in.

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