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Durham Officer Home from Hospital

Posted July 10, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— The Durham police officer hit by an allegedly drunk driver Friday is home from the hospital.

Officer Jay Swilley was sitting in his police cruiser on I-85, when someone driving a maroon Ford pickup truck hit him.

Investigators say the driver, Ronald Dunlap of Durham, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

Dunlap has been released from the Durham County jail under $10,000 bond.