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Accused Drunk-Driver Released From Jail On Bond

Posted October 13, 2005 6:09 a.m. EDT

— 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.