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: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Abortion Ban Case That Threatens Roe v. Wade
“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: Tax Refunds Delayed As May 17 Filing Deadline Arrives
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: Garland 911 Operator Was On The Phone With Victim Keandra Long When She Was Shot & Killed