LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV) – An East Texas deputy is on leave and faces criminal charges after being arrested on DWI charges. Tyler Police say late Friday night, they found Smith county deputy Albert Hill passed out behind the wheel of his personal vehicle. Smith county sheriff’s deputy 47 year old Albert Lee Hill was found unconscious in his vehicle and charged with driving while intoxicated. Leaving some of his fellow officers stunned.
“Yes especially when its someone you’ve been working with for 23 years, when you have an officer out there enforcing law and we are held to a higher standard to the public,” says Smith County Chief Deputy Bobby Garmon.
It was 11:38 Friday night when police were called for a vehicle that was sitting at the intersection of Sunnybrook and Old Jacksonville Highway, it was there that they found Hill slumped over the wheel with his foot still on the brake. Officers woke Hill up and gave him a field sobriety test, with Hill having slurred speech and watery eyes. Police say a cooler in Hill’s vehicle had bottles of vodka, gin and juice. ….MORE