Smith County Deputy arrested for DWI

Smith County Deputy arrested for DWI

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV)- Smith County Sheriff's Department will be conducting an internal investigation after a Deputy was arrested Friday night for driving while intoxicated.

Smith County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Garmon says Tyler Police found Deputy Albert Lee Hill, 47, passed out in his SUV at the intersection of Sunnybrook and Old Jacksonville Highway around 11:30pm.

According to Garmon, Hill and other Smith County Deputies had been at Time Out on Highway 155 earlier that night. Garmon says he is unsure of who they are at this time and what they were doing.

Garmon says in Hill's 23 years as a Smith County Deputy, he's never been in serious trouble.

However, Garmon does say that about six months ago, Hill was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a traffic stop. Jacksonville Police arrested the female driver of that vehicle because she had a misdemeanor warrant out for her arrest. Hill was not arrested during the incident.

Hill was released from the Smith County Jail on Saturday on a $500 bond.

Garmon says Hill was indefinitely suspended yesterday.

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