Student crashes, charged with DWI

DURHAM

/*Police*/ say it's amazing he walked away with only a few bumps and bruises.

Neighbors say they can't believe the driver, 22-year-old Thomas O'Conner, suffered only minor injuries. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree.

/*Durham*/ authorities say O'Conner was drunk and driving 80 miles an hour along Buchanan Street where the posted speed limit is 30.

"It sounded like a big truck went by and dropped something," Sarah Harden, Buchanan Street resident, said. "So i looked out my bedroom window."

O'Conner is charged with /*DWI*/ and was treated then released from the hospital.

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