Local

‘Will not be tolerated’: Mecklenburg County deputy fired after DWI arrest

CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden announced in a news release on Monday that a deputy has been fired after he was arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired over the weekend.

Deputy Gregory Hilliard was charged with DWI on Saturday. He was fired on Monday.

Hilliard had worked with the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office since July of 2014.

“This type of conduct is not a representation of MCSO and will not be tolerated in this agency,” McFadden said in the release. “As soon as I was made aware of this deputy’s arrest, our agency took swift action. MCSO will continue to hold our deputies and entire staff to the highest level of integrity.”

Hilliard was not working when he was arrested, officials said.

No other details surrounding the incident were released.

(WATCH BELOW: Owner puts pup in dumpster after busted with DWI, warrants say)