Saturday, March 23, 2013

Former Houston Police Officer Harold Clayton Busted Again for DWI After Crashing Into Business, Fleeing

Houston, Texas

The other day, a story made the news in Houston, involving a drunk driver who fled the scene after crashing into a lighting company in northwest Harris County Thursday night.

The driver was eventually tracked down and what a surprise, he turned out to be a former Houston police officer.

Harold Clayton Jr., a former officer with the Houston Police Department, was charged with DWI and failure to stop and give information.

Clayton, driving a Chevy Tahoe, crashed into The Lighting Gallery located in the 6200 block of FM 1960, sending bricks and glass flying everywhere. A witness who saw the crash followed Clayton to the Promenade Apartments in the 5900 block of W FM 1960 and alerted authorities.

As with many other Houston police officers who we’ve written about, Clayton has a rather interesting history. This is his third DWI charge in the last six years. He was arrested and charged with DWI in 2008, while he was still a member of the police force. That case was dismissed.

Clayton retired in 2009. He was arrested again on DWI charges early this year in February.

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