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Hidalgo Co. Sheriff's Deputy on Administrative Leave following DWI Charge

2 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, October 14 2019 Oct 14, 2019 October 14, 2019 2:27 PM October 14, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – A Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend.

Jesse Sandlin was off-duty at the time he was arrested Saturday.

In a statement, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said in part:

"Although these type of incidents are difficult for any law enforcement agency, I remain committed to preserving the public’s confidence and trust in the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. We will continue to investigate any and all allegations of employee misconduct, and I will take the necessary and appropriate actions to maintain accountability and transparency to you, the citizens we serve."

As standard protocol, Sandlin was placed on leave with pay, pending an internal investigation.

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