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Man Pleads Guilty In Hit-And-Run That Killed Guide Dog.

WRAL, North Carolina USA.
Friday, August 25, 2006.

A man accused of hitting a blind woman and killing her guide dog in Carrboro last year pleaded guilty to DWI and felony hit-and-run on Friday in court in Orange County.

Prosecutors charged Stephen Coffee was drunk when he struck Aoife Iredale and her dog, Inca, last fall while the two were waiting at a bus stop.

Investigators say Coffee had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. He will be sentenced next month.

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