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Ex-ISU lecturer pleads guilty, fined for public intoxication

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NEVADA, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University lecturer arrested last year for public intoxication during class has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
   56-year-old Gordon Branch Knight has pleaded guilty to first-offense public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.
   Knight had been charged with second-offense public intoxication, a serious misdemeanor with penalties of up to a year in jail.
   Knight was fined $200 plus court fees at a mid-March court hearing in the case.
   Knight, who was philosophy and religious studies lecturer, was teaching a class in November when campus police arrested him. Court records showed it was his third alcohol-related arrest in little more than a year.
   Knight is no longer employed at the university.

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