Embattled District 6 Police Juror Rick Avery has pleaded guilty to a Dec. 2018 DWI charge.
On Dec. 17, 2018, Avery, 60, reportedly crossed a roadway center line in front of a Bossier Parish Sheriff’s office patrol unit and was arrested for first-offense driving while intoxicated as well as improper lane usage .
District Judge Mike Craig sentenced Avery to a six-month jail sentence that was suspended. Avery was also ordered to serve six months supervised probation and pay a $300 fine. He must also attend a driver improvement program and provide four days of community service within 60 days, according to court records.
It was not Avery’s first brush with the law. Avery threatened to have arresting police officers fired after being taken into custody in April 2016 on the suspicion of drunk driving — a confrontation that was caught on camera and widely disseminated by the media. No charges were filed in that incident.
And in March 2018, Avery was arrested in Washington, D.C. at a Mardi Gras celebration for sexual assault and theft. Again, no charges were filed.
Avery did not seek another term as police juror in the upcoming October election.