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July 17, 2013: Driver Sentenced in Collision That Resulted in Amputations

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A Paramount man who admitted driving under the influence when he slammed his BMW into two men that resulted in each victim losing limbs was sentenced today five years and four months in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, was sentenced after pleading no contest in June to getting behind the wheel of his car about 3:30 a.m. on March 10. Meeks rammed his vehicle into a parked Mini Cooper, pinning two men standing in front of the car. The force of the crash severed both legs of one victim and crushed the right leg of the other victim so badly it had to be amputated.

Deputy District Attorney Nick Swertlow prosecuted the case.

In exchange for his plea, one count of driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury was dismissed by Judge Terry Bork.