FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth police lieutenant Gary Hawley was fired two months after his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in front of a Grapevine elementary school.
In a statement, the department said Hawley lost his job for violating department General Orders related to intoxication off-duty.READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
“The Fort Worth Police Department holds every officer to a very high standard and does not tolerate criminal misconduct or unethical behavior in any manner,” the release said.
Gary Hawley was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after a witness reported that he was asleep in the driver’s seat in the pickup area of Cannon Elementary School.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'
According to police, a child was also in the backseat of Hawley’s vehicle. Police determined Hawley was intoxicated and transported him to jail without incident.
Hawley was a 14-year veteran with the Fort Worth Police Department; assigned to the East Division Patrol.MORE NEWS: Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing