Merrimack sheriff admits to drinking problem; says he’s in therapy
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Posted on 9/11/2019 by
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Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard, who is facing DWI charges, has acknowledged that he has a drinking problem and is receiving help to deal with the issue.

“This incident has helped me see the extent of a problem I tried to ignore for too long,” Hilliard said in the first extended statement since his arrest on Aug. 9 in Tilton.

Hilliard, 58, who has been Merrimack County Sheriff since 2007 – and who before that was police chief in Northfield – was arrested by Tilton police after they received a call about a car operating erratically. He is facing charges of aggravated DWI, DWI, and having an open container of alcohol inside the car.

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