According to a December 13 statement from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a truck owned by a Burlington police officer was involved in a hit-and-run accident were involved on the evening of December 10.
Troopers said the truck of Bruce Clyde Shoe was involved in a collision at Huffman Mill Road around 11 p.m. The truck rear-ended one vehicle and backed into another before driving away.
The driver of the truck drove into a nearby apartment complex and struck another vehicle, according to troopers. That collision resulted in the truck’s tire coming off and damaging two other vehicles.
Troopers said the truck was abandoned when police arrived at the scene.
Assistant Police Chief Greg Seel said that Shoe was suspended without pay.
Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and the findings will be handed to the district attorney’s office, where a decision about charges will be made.
Seel said Shoe has been an employee with the Police Department since 1987.