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Man gets 20 years for drunken driving

Man gets 20 years for drunken driving

January 9th, 2011 in News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing a deadly crash while driving drunk.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that 24-year-old Shane Young received the sentence Friday in a packed Greene County courtroom.

Prosecutors said Young caused a chain-reaction collision on Nov. 3, 2009, when he crashed into vehicles that were stopped at a train crossing. The crash killed 20-year-old Daniel Kinnaird of Nixa, who was in one of the stopped vehicles.

Young had an open case of beer in his vehicle. He had been released from jail just a day earlier after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.