The police chief in Houston, Texas, was suspended without pay for a day after he hit a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk with his city vehicle.
Authorities said Chief Charles McClelland made a left turn at 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 4 and knocked the pedestrian to the ground.
The man only suffered minor injuries to both elbows.
The accident revealed that the chief was at fault.
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He said his suspension was implemented because he holds himself to a higher standard.
In addition to his suspension, the incident will go in his driving record. He says after the investigation he will also enroll in defensive driving.
McClelland has up to one year to set a date for his suspension.
Courtesy: CNN News Source; KPRC;Houston Police Department; Texas DOT
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