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Police: Motorist accused of DUI stopped by others after striking pedestrian, leaving scene

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DURHAM, Connecticut — A motorist accused of drunken driving and striking a pedestrian near the Durham Fair is headed to court.

Police say Deborah Conradi of West Haven struck Julia Rorke of Guilford as she was walking south on Route 17 Saturday night in Durham.

The 53-year-old Conradi is accused of leaving the scene. Other motorists forced her to stop.

Rorke is being treated for injuries at Hartford Hospital.

Conradi is charged with driving under the influence, assault, evading responsibility, and failure to maintain a lane. She's due in court Monday.

She was held in custody on $25,000 bond.

It was not known Monday morning if she's represented by a lawyer.

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