Former Schuyler Police Chief Gets Probation in DUI Case

COLUMBUS, Neb. – The former Schuyler Police Chief was found guilty of DUI and given probation in Platte County District court this month.

48-year-old Leonard Hiltner was given six months probation and had his license suspended 60 days after being found guilty of 1st offense DUI, a misdemeanor.

Hiltner had a 1st-offense concealed weapons charge dropped in exchange for his plea in a case that used a special prosecutor from Seward County, due to conflicts of interest from Carl Hart, the Platte County Attorney who worked with Hiltner in Schuyler.

Records say, Hiltner, who resigned his post as Schuyler police chief in 2016, was pulled over around 23rd St and 30th Ave. in Platte County, in the early morning hours of September 16th. He eventually blew .116 back at the station, authorities say.

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