Brent Hilliard

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s then-Lt. Brent Hilliard stands in new office space for the county’s criminal investigation division in 2009.

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TWIN FALLS — An off-duty sheriff’s captain has been charged with drunken driving.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Capt. Brent Hilliard is on suspension as a result of the charges, Sheriff Tom Carter said Friday.

Hilliard was driving south on U.S. 93 at 7:43 p.m. Thursday when stopped by a county deputy at about milepost 32 north of Hollister, Capt. Tim Miller told the Times-News. Hilliard was not driving a county vehicle.

The sheriff’s office immediately turned over the case to the Idaho State Police to avoid a conflict of interest, Miller said.

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Hilliard was charged but not booked into jail, ISP Capt. Ismael Gonzales said.

Carter told the Times-News that it was “too early” to release more information because the incident is still under investigation by the ISP.

Hilliard has been with the sheriff’s office since 1996. Carter promoted him to captain on Jan. 1, 2011.

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