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Waynesboro man sentenced for DUI

Tyler F. Plum was already serving probation for drug-related death

Tyler F. Plum was already serving probation for drug-related death

January 23, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man who was charged with driving under the influence 35 days before his probation for a drug-related death was to expire was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court.

Judge Carol Van Horn sentenced Tyler F. Plum of Waynesboro, Pa., to nine to 23 months in the county prison for violating probation on an involuntary manslaughter conviction in 2002. She also gave him a sentence of one to six months on the driving under the influence charge to run consecutively.

Plum pleaded no contest in 2002 to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jeremiah Hoffman, who died of a heroin overdose in his Antrim Township home on Feb. 3, 2001, according to court documents. Hoffman got the heroin from Plum, who purchased it from a woman who also was charged in the case, records stated.

Judge John Walker sentenced Plum to six to 23 months and three years on probation in 2002.

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In pleading guilty to the driving under the influence charge, Plum told Van Horn his time under supervision was almost over when he went to a bar Oct. 7 and had three beers and part of another.

"It was baseball season," Plum told the judge. His wife had left him, his electricity had been cut off at his former Chambersburg-area home and he wanted to watch a playoff game, he said.

Plum was given credit for time served.

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