- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The mother of a preschooler whose arm was severed in a wreck involving a drunken driver says the justice system is “a joke” after the defendant eluded jail time.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1NC52ZY) reports that 35-year-old Calvin Cosby of unincorporated St. Louis County was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation.

Cosby pleaded guilty in October of four counts of second-degree assault.

Authorities say Cosby’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice Missouri’s legal threshold in November 2014 when his car entered an oncoming car’s path.

The injured included Cristal Waller and her two sons, including a 4-year-old whose left arm was severed at the shoulder and later reattached.

Waller says the sentence suggests “it’s okay to drink and drive, that you’re going to get a slap on the hand.”

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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