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New Hampshire sheriff charged with drunken driving

August 11, 2019

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire sheriff is facing a drunken driving charge.

WMUR-TV reports that Tilton police received a report that Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard was driving erratically, and the caller followed Hilliard’s vehicle into a restaurant parking lot where officers arrested Hilliard on Friday.

Hilliard, who was not on duty, was released on bail and will appear in court later this month.

He declined comment on Sunday, deferring to a statement by his attorney.

Defense attorney Jared Bedrick said in the statement that the sheriff cooperated with local law enforcement officers. He also said “critical evidence remains unanalyzed” and that there will be no further comment until the allegations have been reviewed.

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