Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland will be taking a defensive driving course and has accepted a one-day suspension from Mayor Annise Parker, stemming from a traffic incident earlier this month.
Soon after he tweeted news of his punishment, a video of accident was also released to the media via email.
The accident happened about 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the intersection of Clay and Travis, about a block from police headquarters. McClelland hit a man he didn't see crossing the street as he was driving to police headquarters in a city vehicle.
"I am the boss; I should take a bigger discipline. This is why I am accepting my suspension," the official Houston police Twitter page quoted McClelland as saying.
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