The doctor who purposefully slammed on his brakes in front of two cyclists, causing serious injury to both riders, is being tried in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on one felony count of “reckless driving causing injury” and two felony counts of “battery with serious injury”.
In a statement to police, Dr. Christopher Thompson claimed he was “tired of cyclists” on Mandeville Canyon Road, so he used his car to “teach them a lesson”. Apparently this wasn’t the first time Thompson used his car as a weapon. In a similar incident this summer, Thompson nearly ran down Patrick Watson and his friend as they were riding on the same road.
Thompson is currently free on bail and is to be arraigned January 15.