Driver sentenced to 9 years for crash that killed Tapout's co-founder Mask

by Matt Coker | source:

Second-time drunken driver Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced today to nine years in state prison for causing the crash that killed Charles "Mask" David Lewis, Jr., the co-founder of the Huntington Beach-based mixed-martial arts clothing company TapouT.

Before handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Richard F. Toohey heard victim-impact statements from the late Lewis' siblings, business partner and the woman who was in the car with Lewis before he died.

TapouT co-founder Dan Calwell described Lewis as an inspiration who had a positive effect on everyone.

Lewis' brother and sister called him a great sibling and person and described how they are suffering from his loss. His sister added that the world lost a Marine and deputy sheriff.

And Lacy Lynn White, who was in the passenger seat of Lewis' Ferrari that fateful night, told the judge how the crash negatively impacted her life and how she lost an important person in her life.

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CDO site profile image  

2/4/11 10:53 PM by CDO

In America drinking and driving is a culturally acceptable thing. It's just another retarded aspect of American life.-CDO

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2/4/11 10:50 PM by NHB USA


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2/4/11 10:49 PM by NHB USA


Peckerwood site profile image  

2/4/11 9:33 PM by Peckerwood

I bet he does 3-4 yrs TOPS in Kern Valley or Salinas Valley and then walks. Fucker will probably drink again as soon as he gets out. (and drink pruno on the tier)

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2/4/11 9:13 PM by Floppy Divac

 Murder?  Bitch please.

elburrogrande site profile image  

2/4/11 9:06 PM by elburrogrande

Well I used to street race on a weekly basis. I also Drag raced at the track on a monthly basis. I can tell you that the statement "street racing rarely goes wrong" is completely false. Having said that, what I used to do was drag racing, which means racing in a straight line. There is no reason to believe that is what the accused and Mask were engaging in. More likely it was just a speed contest with no defined starting or ending points.

SamboMMA site profile image  

2/4/11 9:00 PM by SamboMMA

Yeah Skrape is an impartial witness in this. lol

xcouturefan site profile image  

2/4/11 9:00 PM by xcouturefan

^^^^LOLyou aren't very smarthorrible accidents happen all the time when sober people illegally race

Juzz site profile image  

2/4/11 8:57 PM by Juzz

More than likely yes... Racing while drunk is extremely risky... Street racing rarely goes wrong... because you just have to know how to drive straight..  

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2/4/11 8:50 PM by socal

RIP Mask