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Manager of Beaver Island State Park arrested for DWI and resisting arrest

Andrew P. Hillman, 40, identified as manager of Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, was arrested for drunken driving, resisting arrest and other charges after Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies Timothy Cannan and Ryan Rogers reported finding him in a vehicle in the park as they were making a check of the premises in separate patrol vehicles about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Hillman was reported to have been intoxicated and with an open can of beer in his car and three unopened cans of beer in the rear seat of his vehicle.

After Hillman failed a field sobriety test and refused additional tests, the deputies said, he was being placed in the back seat of one of the patrol cars when he allegedly began fighting and pushing the deputies.

Though he initially resisted taking a breath test he was ultimately found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit, they said.

Pending his arraignment Wednesday in Grand Island Town Court, he was in the Erie County Holding Center on charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, drinking in a car on a highway and refusing to take a breath test, according to Scott Zylka, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.