Police: Conover man charged in Statesville hit and run

Todd Hoffman Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department
Todd Hoffman
Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department


Statesville NC: On Thursday October 22nd 2015 at 2:00 P.M., Statesville Police responded to the intersection of Garner Bagnal and Wilson Lee Blvd in reference to a man lying in the roadway. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the man in the roadway had been operating a moped and was struck by an unidentified vehicle that had fled the scene. Officers responding to the location came in contact with a white Ford Focus leaving the area at a high rate of speed with damage to the front of the vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver who was identified as Todd Louis Hoffman 42 of Conover N.C. Officers from the SPD Traffic Unit responded to the scene and began investigating the accident.

The officers discovered that Hoffman was traveling east on Garner Bagnal Blvd and made a right turn onto Wilson Lee Blvd. The vehicle made a wide turn, crossing the center lane, and struck the victim (Tremaine Smyre, 42 of Statesville) who was stopped at the intersection for the traffic light. Hoffman then fled the scene and was subsequently stopped by officers. Smyre received serious, non-life threatening, injuries and was transported to Iredell Memorial for treatment. Officers discovered through their investigation that Hoffman was operating the vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Hoffman was arrested and charged with Felony Hit and Run and Driving While Impaired. Hoffman was placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

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