Update Nov. 2 2009: Dr. Christopher Thompson tried and convicted of all seven counts against him.
Christopher Thompson is an emergency room doctor who sent to cyclists to the hospital with his car.
A motorist was arrested after he allegedly swerved in front of two bicyclists during an argument over rights to the road and caused them to crash into his car, police said.
Christopher Thompson, 58, was arrested Friday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon—the car—and booked into jail, Officer Ana Aguirre, a police spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
Thompson allegedly argued with the bikers who were crossing his path on a narrow road and pulled in front of them, slamming on the brakes, she said.
The bicyclists were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
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LAist has the juicy personal details on Dr. Thompson. They also note, “There are other Dr. Christopher Thompsons in the Los Angeles area who work in medicine and unfortunately some are being wrongly threatened.”