PETITION OPPOSING PAROLE for GLENN R. KRUGLE III
On Memorial Day 2009, 34-year-old Michael Tangora’s life was cut short when an intoxicated Glenn Krugle III, was driving his truck on U.S. 30 near the West Virginia / Pennsylvania state border at an estimated speed of about 93 mph. Krugle crossed the centerline and struck Michael Tangora’s oncoming vehicle. Michael and his girlfriend, Anita, who was seriously injured, were innocent victims of this man’s total disregard for life and the law.
Michael was a happy, loving person that impacted so many peoples lives so greatly. He would light up the room when he walked in with his huge, warm smile. Michael enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and children.
On March 2010, Krugle pleaded guilty before Judge Martin Gaughan in Hancock County to one count of DUI causing death and one count of misdemeanor DUI causing bodily injury. Judge Gaughan sentenced him two to ten years in prison, in which Krugle will be eligible for parole in less than two years. Krugle’s plea agreement credited him for approximately 120 days of house arrest.
HOWEVER, KRUGLE PROBABLY WILL NOT BE INCARCERATED FOR 10 YEARS, HE IS A REPEAT DUI OFFENDER, WITH A RECORD. THE WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF PAROLE & PARDONS, AT ANYTIME, CAN GRANT KRUGLE CLEMENCY, AND RELEASE HIM.
We are extremely concerned because Krugle has currently served about eighteen months since his sentencing. We are fearful that once paroled. Krugle will slip through cracks knowing that he is a Pennsylvania resident.
Krugle is currently scheduled for a parole hearing this September.
The family of Michael Tangora is requesting your support in the signing this petition.
We, the undersigned, oppose early release/parole for Glenn R. Krugle, III, a convicted felon and repeat DUI offender. Anything less than completion of the original maximum sentence (10 years) is unacceptable. Krugle should serve the entire prison term handed down by Judge Martin Gaughan, not an arbitrary, subjective term decided by the West Virginia Board of Paroles & Pardons. By keeping Krugle in prison, the state of West Virginia will protect society from a repeat DUI offender/killer, and send a strong message that drunk driving will not be tolerated.