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'It's not fair': Mother of boy injured in drunk driving crash angered by sentence

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The mother of a 5-year-old who had to have his left arm re-attached because of a drunk driving accident is upset the driver responsible will not go to prison.

Devon Meyer, 5, and several members of his family were in a car on Aubuchon Road in North County when a drunk driver crossed over the median and hit their car head on. The accident occurred on Thanksgiving, 2014.

Devon has suffered through four surgeries, had his left arm re-attached, and still doesn’t have full function of his left arm or hand. The driver, Calvin Cosby, received probation even though prosecutors requested seven years in prison.

“I asked her (the judge) as a parent, ‘what would you feel like justice would be?' said Cristal Weller. “She tells me she has to be fair minded. What’s fair minded? Giving him five-years probation whenever my son has to go through this. That’s not fair at all. I think the justice system is broken.”

If Cosby violates his probation, he could do to prison. Cristal told News 4 Devon has two more surgeries and she is hopeful they will result in 80 percent more movement in his left arm.

News 4 attempted to contact Cosby’s attorney, but did not hear back after requests for comment.

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