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Fayetteville man waives hearing in drunken driving case

September 24, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Fayetteville, Pa., man sentenced last week for driving under the influence was in Franklin County Central Court on Tuesday, waiving his preliminary hearing on a separate drunken driving case in which a passenger was paralyzed.

Tyler David Shives, 20, of 1131 Coldspring Road, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence in the June 1 crash on Mount Pleasant Road in Greene Township. He is scheduled for mandatory arraignment Nov. 5.

The charge is a third-degree felony with a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison, Assistant District Attorney Bret Beynon said. Shives also is charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence as a minor, reckless driving and several other traffic and alcohol violations.

The one-car crash was called in at 1:45 a.m. as an overturned vehicle with ejection, police said. Shives lost control of the 1993 Honda Civic on a curve and rolled the car onto its roof, police said.

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Corey Ray Hege, 22, of Chambersburg was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital after the wreck, police said. The affidavit of probable cause stated that Hege sustained several injuries to his vertebrae and spinal column and is unable to move or feel his legs.

Police said another passenger in the car, a 20-year-old man, had left the area by the time police arrived.

Shives had a blood-alcohol level of 0.085 percent, police said. The legal limit for intoxication in Pennsylvania is 0.08 percent.

Last week, Shives was sentenced to two days to six months in jail for driving under the influence. He pleaded no contest to the charge Aug. 18, Beynon said.

In that case, Shives was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 27, 2007, Beynon said.

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