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Strip Club Car Crash: Man Who Hit Fellow Patrons At Sam's Hofbrau Sentenced

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A 40-year-old man who was arrested on charges of ramming his car into fellow patrons outside Sam's Hofbrau, a topless club in downtown L.A., was sentenced to five years and four months in state prison yesterday, according to a statement from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks was driving a BMW in the strip club's parking lot when he accelerated into two men, pinning them both against a Mini Cooper. The crash severed the legs of one of the men and crushed the legs of the other, resulting in the latter's right leg being amputated. The victims were 24 and 57 years old.

At the time of the crash, Meeks reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .08 percent, and following the crash was found slumped over in his car in the driver's seat.

Before the incident, Meeks, who is African-American, allegedly made racially charged remarks towards both of the victims, both of whom are Hispanic. The case was initially treated as a hate crime.

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In exchange for his plea of no contest, the charge of driving drunk was dropped.