A former Myrtle Beach police officer was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a motorcycle rider killed during the 2011 annual Harley Davidson rally, according to officials.
Larry Dennis Hardee, 63, of North Myrtle Beach, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence with death and Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham sentenced him to eight years in prison, said Jimmy Richardson, 15th Circuit Deputy Solicitor. Because of the charge, Hardee is not eligible for parole and he must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.
The charge carries a sentence of a mandatory minimum of a year in prison to a maximum of 25 years, Richardson said. READ ON