The L.A. County District Attorney's office today answered the question of what you get when you're so drunk behind the wheel that you take out three legs at a strip club:
More than five years behind bars. That's the sentence handed to 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks for the horrific events of March 10 at downtown L.A.'s Sam's Hofbrau:
Meeks got behind the wheel of his BMW after the place closed that night and pinned two fellow patrons standing in the parking lot against a Mini Cooper, authorities said.
At first there was talk of a possible race-related hate crime. But no, cops said, Meeks was just plastered.
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One victim lost both legs fairly immediately, police said, while the other had to have one of his legs amputated.
Five years (plus four months) was actually a deal. Meeks pleaded guilty to the case and had one charge of "driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury" dismissed, prosecutors say.
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Now he gets to spend his time in state prison. No tipping allowed.