Mecklenburg County Deputy Fired After DWI Arrest

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that a deputy has been fired after he was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday.

Deputy Gregory Hilliard was arrested and charged with DWI Saturday.

Hilliard started working at the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office in July of 2014. He was terminated Monday.

“This type of conduct is not a representation of MCSO and will not be tolerated in this agency,” Sheriff Garry L. McFadden said in a news 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.”

Gregory Hilliard was not working in any law enforcement capacity at the time of his arrest, officials said.