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Man gets jail time for DUI, corruption charges

April 12, 2007|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who gave beer and wine to two girls and crashed a truck through a barn received a county prison sentence Wednesday in Franklin County Court.

Shane L. Knoll, 33, of 5281 Mountain Road, was sentenced to two days to six months in jail for driving under the influence and six to 23 months in jail for corruption of minors. Judge Richard J. Walsh also ordered Knoll, who pleaded guilty in February, to spend another three years on probation.

On the morning of June 11, 2006, Pennsylvania State Police received a call that a truck had been driven into a barn in the 5600 block of Mountain Road, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Police went to Knoll's home, where they found him, along with an 11-year-old relative, who was on a sofa. Police said the girl "was having trouble breathing and was crying."

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A 14-year-old girl was found upstairs and she told police that Knoll had given the two girls wine and beer, the affidavit stated. Knoll admitted to giving the girls alcohol during a party and to driving the truck into the barn, the affidavit stated.

The 11-year-old was taken to a hospital where her blood alcohol level was measured at 0.261 percent, police said. A level of 0.08 percent is considered legally intoxicated in an adult, according to state law.

Knoll's blood alcohol level at the time he was tested was 0.132 percent, police said.

Knoll also was ordered to pay $15,022 in restitution to the owner of the barn, according to sentencing documents.

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