Off-duty St. Joseph Co. police officer arrested for possible OWI

Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - An off-duty St. Joseph County Police officer was arrested after being suspected of drunk driving.

Police say Officer Coty Hoffman was driving a marked police cruiser just before midnight on Saturday when he hit a mailbox in the 53000 block of Hickory Road.


Following department rules, Hoffman reported the accident to a supervisor. The supervisor noticed Hoffman’s speech was slow and contacted the Indiana State Police to investigate.

ISP officers arrested Hoffman on suspicion of misdemeanor OWI, and he was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail. Hoffman has since been released.

He was placed on administrative suspension, and an internal investigation is being conducted. Formal discipline has yet to be determined.

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