Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy arrested for DWI

An off-duty Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy was arrested by DPS and charged with DWI over the weekend, according to information released Monday.

According to Sgt. Maria Montalvo, deputy Jesse Dandlin was arrested by a DPS Trooper Saturday. Sandlin was promoted to the criminal investigations division of the sheriff’s office in 2017, according to a post on the office’s Facebook page.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra issued a release on the arrest Monday afternoon, stating he was informed of the arrest Saturday and that Sandlin “has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an internal investigation as standard protocol.”

“Although these type of incidents are difficult for any law enforcement agency, I remain committed to preserving the public’s confidence and trust in the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office,” Guerra wrote in the statement. “We will continue to investigate any and all allegations of employee misconduct, and I will take the necessary and appropriate actions to maintain accountability and transparency to you, the citizens we serve.”