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Pa. man sentenced in 2004 DUI crash

February 25, 2005|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 15 months in jail and 20 years on probation for an accident last year in which he and two other men were injured.

Dustin Wayne Funk, 26, of 5565 Montgomery Church Road, Lot 3, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to two counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, according to court records. He was sentenced by Judge Carol Van Horn to two consecutive 10-year terms of probation on the condition that he also serve 15 months in Franklin County Prison.

Funk's sentence includes $61,816.50 in restitution to Progressive Insurance, according to sentencing documents.

Funk was the driver of a Ford Explorer that crashed on Pa. 75 in Peters Township at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2004, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Funk had been drinking and was driving at a high speed when he lost control on a curve, police said.

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The vehicle rolled over several times and Funk and passengers Jonathan M. Strine of Chambersburg and Nicholas Strine of St. Thomas, Pa., were seriously injured, according to the affidavit of probable cause. All were taken to Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, police said.

Jonathan Strine, 29, had a lacerated liver and head, back and rib injuries, police said. Nicholas Strine, 25, had a broken neck and a collapsed lung among his injuries, police said.

Strine also was sentenced by Van Horn to three to 23 months in jail on an unrelated charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to court documents.

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