Man charged in crash that led to 2 men losing legs
A Paramount man was charged Tuesday with drunken driving after he allegedly drove his BMW into two men standing outside a downtown L.A. strip club, severing their legs, prosecutors said.
Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, was scheduled to be arraigned on charges including a special allegation that more than one person was injured, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. If convicted, he faces up to five years in state prison.
Meeks is accused of leaving Sam's Hofbrau on Olympic Boulevard near McGarry Street early Sunday and allegedly ramming his BMW into the men, pinning them against a parked Mini Cooper, prosecutors and police said.
One victim's legs were both severed below the knees; the other man's right leg was crushed and later amputated, prosecutors said. Both remain hospitalized.
-- Kate Mather
Photo: The scene of the crash. Credit: KTLA-TV