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Tampa police officer, 23, arrested on DUI charge

John Arthur Hildenbrand was arrested early Sunday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was placed on administrative leave.
Tampa police officer John Arthur Hildenbrand, 23, was arrested on a DUI charge by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Published Sep. 3

TAMPA — A Tampa police officer hired less than a year ago was arrested early Sunday on a charge of driving under the influence.

John Arthur Hildenbrand, 23, was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 2:46 a.m. near E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Beechwood Boulevard, east of Orient Road, Tampa police said.

Hildenbrand was hired in October 2018. He was placed on administrative leave.

He was released from jail later Sunday morning on $500 bail.

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