Update Nov. 2 2009: Dr. Christopher Thompson tried and convicted of all seven counts against him.
Thompson to be arraigned in Mandeville Canyon Road Rage case
Last summer, Dr. Christopher Thompson was arrested for assaulting cyclists with his car on Mandeville Canyon Road in Los Angeles.
In a preliminary hearing yesterday, a police officer testified that Dr. Thompson told him immediately after the accident that Thompson lived on the road and that we was tired of cyclists using “his” road, so he slammed on the brakes “to teach them a lesson.” Two cyclists, Ron Peterson and Christian Stoehr, were injured when they couldn’t avoid hitting Thompson’s car.
LAist has an excellent overview of the hearing, including video of Thompson leaving the courthouse.