A 19-year-old Clark County man pleaded guilty to reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance in Thurston County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Loren A. McRae was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served by Judge Anne Hirsch. McRae was given credit for 90 days he spent in the Clark County Jail on another charge and won’t serve additional time.
McRae was arrested Oct. 29, 2013 after a Washington State Trooper responded to a two-car hit-and-run collision on Interstate 5 near Nisqually Cutoff Road. When the trooper pulled over the car McRae was driving, he smelled marijuana, according to court documents. McRae allegedly told the trooper that he had smoked marijuana 10 minutes before being pulled over.
When troopers searched the car, they found 624 grams of marijuana, according to court papers.
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McRae was originally charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, hit and run and driving under the influence of drugs but pleaded guilty to lesser charges under a plea deal.