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'Hungry Eyes' Singer Eats a Jail Sentence

4/15/2009 6:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eric CarmenThe guy who sang the '80s hit "Hungry Eyes" is gonna learn the song has new meaning behind bars -- dude is going to jail.

An Ohio judge threw the book at Eric Carmen today for that epic DUI caught on tape from back in September. Carmen was sentenced to 180 days in jail -- but will only have to do 30.

Carmen, a former member of the Raspberries, was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

For those who haven't seen the tape, Carmen was absolutely hammered -- dude hit a fire hydrant, and then handed cops his credit card instead of his driver's license. Oh, and he blew a .23, nearly three times the legal limit.

This was Carmen's second DUI. He will begin serving his sentence on April 25.

FYI -- it's because of a moron like Carmen that Nick Adenhart's family is in mourning right now.

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n2cr8zysht    

this guy is a dumbass drunk.

1979 days ago
17.

Fred    

Hey, Gary, #20

Paris Hilton has never been convicted of a DUI. She pled to reckless driving with alcohol involved. She was jailed for violating the terms of her probation.

I do agree with you about identifying judges who do not protect the public from guys like this. Most people deserve a break for the first offense but the second should be delt with harshly. Judges should be made to answer for that type of idiot behavior. Less than 90 minutes for a second offense that included being drunk or on drugs is a perfect example of a judge who should be removed from his job. Lindsey Lohan, Nicole Richie are better examples of this insanity by judges.

1979 days ago
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g-dawg    

#3 clearly has never studied criminal law or watched Law & Order lol. FAMILY GUY HAD A SCENE WHERE A GUY WAS LYING IN HIS COT IN JAIL AND A BIG SCARY INMATE JUMPED IN WITH HIM AND STARTED LICKING HIS EAR WITH WHAT IM ALMOST CERTAIN WAS "HUNGRY EYES" PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND AND IF IT WAS THAT MAKES THIS REALLY REALLY FUNNY CAUSE IT MIGHT HAPPEN AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME IT'S THE GUY WHO SANG IT GETTING MOLESTED!!!!!!!

1979 days ago
19.

di    

Eric, call a cab, a limo, an ex girlfriend or something, Don't drive under the influence of anything, you could seriously injure, maim, or kill someone.

1979 days ago
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msroncon    

Ellen Groucho Gretzsky is an idiot. I live in Cleveland and no, we don't honor drunk drivers, that's LA.

You obviously have had your heart broken by someone in Cleveland to have so much anger for such a great place to live.

When you wish bad luck on someone, it comes back to you. Enjoy YOUR stay in jail. Did you run out of your pills, moron?

1978 days ago
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