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Parole officer crashes state-owned car into power pole

Posted January 1, 2010 8:41 a.m. EST
Updated January 1, 2010 9:16 a.m. EST

— A North Carolina parole officer crashed his state-owned vehicle into a power pole near the intersection of North Roxboro Street and Olympic Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Friday.

The parole officer, whose name was not released, suffered bumps and bruises and was "very lucky" that the injuries were not more serious, said a Durham police watch commander.

He was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment.

The man told officers that he could not remember how or why he drove off the road, police said. Authorities said they do not believe alcohol was involved.

The parole officer might have to pay for the destroyed pole, which Duke Power officials were working to replace. No charges will be filed if the driver crashed due to medical reasons, police said.