An off-duty Fort Worth police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a Burleson officer found him asleep behind the wheel of his marked patrol unit at a Burleson intersection Sunday.
Clinton Wyatt, who began with the department in January 2003, was released from the Burleson Jail on Sunday after posting $1,000 bail, said Sally Ellertson, a spokeswoman with the city of Burleson.
Wyatt, a patrol officer assigned to the crime response team, has been placed on restricted duty and is not allowed to carry a badge or gun, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, said Lt. Paul Henderson, Fort Worth police spokesman.
Wyatt, 32, had been working at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday and had gotten off work about 6 p.m., Henderson said.
Burleson police say an officer saw Wyatt asleep in his take-home patrol car in the 100 block of Northwest Burleson Boulevard at Renfro Street about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.
Ellertson said the marked unit was facing southbound about two to three car lengths from a stop light. The case will be forwarded to the Johnson County district attorney’s office for prosecution.
Henderson said an internal affairs investigation is also under way. He said the department is investigating Wyatt’s whereabouts between when he got off work Saturday and his arrest Sunday.