Texas carnival worker charged with operating ride while intoxicated

Ferris wheel.
Ferris wheel.

Credit: YE AUNG THU

Credit: YE AUNG THU

A carnival worker at an eastern Texas festival was arrested Thursday night and charged with assembling or operating an amusement ride while intoxicated, KLTV reported.

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Gilmer police arrested Darrell Wayne Clayton, 63, after responding to a complaint at the East Texas Yamboree, KLTV reported.

Clayton was given a Breathalyzer test, and police confirmed that Clayton was above the legal limit for intoxication, police said.

Clayton was taken to the Upshur County Jail. Bond has not been set, KLTV reported.