LA Road Rage Doctor Gets Five Years
After deliberately slamming on his brakes and injuring two cyclists, Dr. Christopher Thompson has been sentenced to five years in prison. He was found guilty back in November of six felonies, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, reckless driving causing specified bodily injury, and mayhem. He was given two years for the offense, with three extra years added because of the “great bodily injury” suffered by cyclist Ron Peterson. Judge Scott T. Millington of the Los Angeles County Superior Court said that Thompson had lacked remorse during the trial. He also said that the case was a “wake up call” to both motorists and cyclists.