Local News

Accused Drunk-Driver Released From Jail On Bond

Posted October 13, 2005

— An accused drunken driver charged with hitting a blind woman and killing her guide dog has been released from jail.

Carrboro police said Stephen Coffee, 27, jumped a curb and hit Danielle Iredale, 22, and her dog last Friday as she waited at a bus stop.

Iredale, who suffered leg and head injuries, is now recovering at home.

Coffee, who investigators said had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal driving limit, was charged with felony harming an animal, felony hit-and-run, driving while intoxicated and other violations.

As part of his bond agreement, Coffee is not allowed to drive.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all