Houston Police Officer Arrested for DWI — While on Duty

They say to watch out for cops on the night of Cinco de Drinko — but for one Houston officer, he apparently should have been watching out for citizens.

Houston Police Department Officer Ronald Gilbert has been relieved of duty after he was found apparently passed out drunk — in his patrol car.

It was a group of citizens that found Gilbert, 27, sleeping in the police cruiser — while on duty — on the 15200 block of Galveston Road around 12:40 a.m. May 6, said department spokeswoman Jodi Silva. The citizens called police, and once they arrived, the officers determined that Gilbert was intoxicated.

They cuffed him and hauled him off to jail for DWI. He has been released on a $500 bond, and is suspended with pay.

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