A 23-year-old man who injured a Lodi police officer will spend the next six years in state prison. Hardeep Madhara, who threw a full beer can at the face of a police officer in March, plead no contest to assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer Friday in Lodi Superior Court. Friday was Madhara's last day to accept a plea deal before a criminal trial began. Madhara received his second strike with the plea.
"My client wants to state he was grossly intoxicated that night and regrets the incident," defense attorney Doug Goss said prior to the plea being accepted.