Houston cop, Claude Jackson Jr., 27, has been relieved of duty following his drunken cat and mouse game with officers from the Harris County Constable’s Office. Jackson was clocked going more than 100 mph while speeding away from officers prior to his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. He was arrested around 5am Sunday morning.
The Houston cop reportedly blew a personal record 0.15 blood alcohol level. He was later released on $2000 bail. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.
“Deputy constables said they clocked him at speeds up to 119 mph during a 7-mile pursuit,” said Dane Schiller, spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Jackson was spotted speeding on the 17000 block of the Katy Freeway by a deputy going north on the Sam Houston Parkway toll road. The Houston cop exited the freeway at Exit 6 and ran a red light while zipping through feeder roads. He hopped back on the freeway only to exit again at Exit 10. He then ran another red light before eventually pulling into the parking lot of Texas Children’s Hospital where he surrendered.
He was taken into custody and subsequently arrested after his antics.
Jodi Silva, spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department (HPD), confirmed that Jackson had been on the force less than a year. He was assigned to the Southwest Patrol. While being relieved of duty and under investigation, Jackson has been barred from carrying his badge and gun. He is due back in court October 5.
Claude Jackson Jr. is the sixth Houston cop to be charged with driving while intoxicated since August.