According to an arrest warrant, a man suspected of driving drunk struck a bicyclist in Zebulon, causing personal injuries, on the evening of February 19.
In the warrant, police said that 52-year-old Spring Hope resident Timothy Hodge was driving on West Gannon Avenue when he struck the bicyclist, who was traveling along the side of the ride. Hodge continued driving after the collision, but was stopped and arrested by an officer who witnessed the incident.
The bicyclist, whose identity was not immediately made available, was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh to undergo treatment for minor injuries.
According to the warrant, Hodge’s blood-alcohol content was tested and measured at 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. The arresting officer also discovered an open container of alcohol in the vehicle’s passenger seat.
Police also said they discovered a 12-guage shotgun in Hodge’s vehicle.
Police arrested Hodge’s on charges of felony hit-and-run causing injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was taken to Wake County jail and placed under a $20,000 secure bond.
Police said that in 1986, Hodge was convicted of felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a contraband substance.