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Washington sheriff’s deputy accused of bloodying 62-year-old driver who pulled over to sleep

A sheriff’s deputy in Washington state is being accused of using excessive force for allegedly beating a 62-year-old man during an arrest.

Sgt. Clay Hilton was placed on administrative leave Friday, nearly two months after the incident when driver Kevin Hinton said what should have been an uneventful encounter outside of a local park turned into a violent confrontation that left the 62 year old bloodied and missing teeth.

Hinton said he was driving home from a long road trip to visit his newborn grandchild when he stopped to rest in his car in Terrace View Park in Spokane on Aug. 14, one of his attorney’s, Tim Note, told USA TODAY.

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