Dr. Jan Adams Sent To Prison For A Year
The controversial Los Angeles plastic surgeon who came under fire for his possible role in the death of rapper Kanye Wests mother Dr. Donda West, has been sentenced to a year-long prison term in California.Dr. Jan Adams will report to the Solano County jail in Vallejo, CA on February 6 to serve time for a June 2008 DUI arrest.According to Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU, Adams was arrested on June 26 in Benicia, CA after several drivers witnessed him driving his 2004 Jaguar XJ8 in the wrong direction on Highway 680.The California Highway Patrol was alerted by several other drivers who saw 54-year-old Adams driving south on the highways northbound lanes.Upon his arrest, he was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .20, more than double the legal limit in California.According to his defense attorney Michael Cardoza, Adams chose jail time over a probationary term so that he can get his physicians license back upon his release.Cardoza said that his clients drinking was the result of high stress levels created by the controversy surrounding Dr. Wests death.Dr. West passed away on November 10, 2007, one day after undergoing a tummy tuck and breast reduction procedure at Adams Beverly Hills practice.Two months later, the Los Angeles County coroners office determined she died of coronary artery disease and multiple post operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty, but stated that the final cause of death could not be determined.While Adams avoided any criminal charges, he did come under fire for failing to recognize the possible complications Dr. West would face.On August 15, the California Senate passed the Donda West Law, which requires any person wishing to undergo elective cosmetic surgery to obtain a medical clearance from a licensed physician.Dr. Adams has two prior DUI convictions in Los Angeles County.