Hit-and-run victim identified as 28-year-old Boise man

kterhune@idahostatesman.comOctober 7, 2013 

— Wiley A. Padden, 28, was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed State Street east of Collister at about 1:15 a.m. Friday. The Ada County Coroner’s Office released his name Monday.

The driver of the truck that hit Padden did not stop, police said. Padden was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Adam Drew Weinert, 24, turned himself in to police in connection with the crash. He is charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Weinert has been in and out of prison for a felony drug charge from 2010, most recently paroled on July 3 of this year.

That factored into the debate over his bond in court Monday.

Prosecutors argued that Weinert's bond should remain at $250,000. They said witnesses saw Weinert get out of the car and look at the critically injured Padden before climbing back into his truck and speeding away. Weinert also reportedly admitted to police when turning himself in that he knew he had hit Padden.

Weinert's lawyer asked the judge to reduce bond to $25,000, pointing out that his client had turned himself in and citing the man's family and ties to Boise.

In the end, Magistrate Judge Kevin Swain kept Weinert’s bond the same. Swain said he took Weinert's past criminal offenses and the serious nature of the crime into account.

Weinert’s next hearing was set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Katie Terhune: 377-6219

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