Deputy arrested at 3:00 AM for DWI


EDINBURG, Texas – On Saturday an off duty deputy with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Jesse Sandlin was taken into custody by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra made the following statement:

“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.”

Sandlin is on administrative leave with pay pending an internal investigation.

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