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Dog and man reunited in Idaho hospital after crash

By The Associated Press
Published On: Nov 10 2013 11:36:43 AM MST
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A man injured when a suspected drunken driver barreled into his house got some good news: His dog, missing since the crash, was found.
The Coeur d'Alene Press (http://tinyurl.com/ptt9d5m ) reports Jeffrey Groat was reunited with his teacup Great Dane named Burke while convalescing in the hospital Saturday.
Groat and two others were hurt Thursday when police say 27-year-old Thomas Scott Heinbaugh drove his truck through the side of Groat's home in Coeur d'Alene.
Another woman, Sherri Bloom, was hospitalized in fair condition.
A 10-year-old girl was also injured.
In the aftermath, Burke went missing.
Groat's friend, Brandi Bieber, says the dog was so excited at their reunion, he had to be restrained from jumping on Groat's hospital bed.
Heinbaugh was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and fleeing an accident.