Another Fort Worth police officer was arrested early Tuesday in Hurst on accusations of driving while intoxicated — the second time in five days one has been arrested on suspicion of DWI.
Corporal Bobby Brown, 43, was driving his personal vehicle at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of State Highway 121 when he slammed into a concrete median divider.
In the last year, two other officers have been accused of DWI, including Officer Domingo N. Martinez and Jared D. Cockerham. And three officers were arrested for DWIs in 2009, including Ex-Officer Jesus Cisneros, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for causing a collision that killed Sonia Baker.
While the vast majority of Fort Worth’s finest are obviously hard working and law abiding, one officer disbeying our laws is one too many. This has got to stop, and I call on Chief Halstead to crack down on his force immediately.
Driving drunk is an inexcusable offense. More than 1,400 people die in Texas each year due to DWIs. I call on our police — who are hopefully not drunk — to crack down on drunk drivers before they crash into you and me. Many of my clients have been hurt by drunk drivers and it infuriates me.
Thankfully, the Texas Highway Patrol is stepping up its efforts this holiday season. Assistant director David Baker said “the holidays are no time to spend in jail, but we will arrest any driver who is impaired.”