The chief of the METRO Police Department in Houston, Texas has been suspended for one day after investigators concluded that the police chief was at fault in an auto accident that took place on October 27, 2013.
According to the METRO Police Safety Department, police chief Victor Rodriguez failed to yield the right of way to oncoming vehicle, which traffic ended up smashing into Rodriguez’s car. Rodriguez was off duty at the time of the auto crash. The driver of the other motor vehicle involved in the car accident suffered a personal injury caused by a deployed airbag.
The police chief was suspended without pay for the day of Monday, November 18, 2013. Chief Rodriguez will also have to undergo a comprehensive defensive driving course in order to comply with the internal disciplinary order.
Rodriguez stated that he accepts his punishment and apologized to the driver of the other vehicle. Rodriguez also stated that he is looking forward to taking his defensive driving course.
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