Veteran Corpus Christi Patrol Officer Hector Corona resigned as of Tuesday, after his arrest on a DWI charge Sunday morning.
Police said that Corona, a 17-year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department, was off duty and pulled over for speeding near SPID and Nile. They said he showed signs of being drunk.
Corona was taken in for a blood draw and booked into the city jail. Once the officer made bail, he was put on restricted duty, but on Tuesday he decided to turn in his badge.
"Certainly I was disheartened by that, because we've got a big push to try and reduce and impact impaired drivers in this community, because quite frankly, people are dying at alarming rates," Police Chief Floyd Simpson said. "So when I heard that one of our own was arrested, I was disappointed. Today, Hector on his own decided that he was going to resign from the department, which I accepted."
Of course, Corona is still going to have to deal with his DWI charge in court.
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