Dr. Christopher Thomas Thompson was found guilty on Monday of assaulting cyclists and could face up to five years in prison.
Thompson, who abruptly stopped his car in front of two cyclists, was handcuffed and ordered held without bail following the guilty verdict by the Los Angeles Superior Court Jury.Ã‚Â He was charged with six felonies and one misdemeanor.
Thompson was accused of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving causing specified bodily injury, battery with serious bodily injury and mayhem. The most serious charges stem from a July 4, 2008, incident on Mandeville Canyon Road, the road where Thompson lives, where he was accused of abruptly stopping his car in front of two cyclists. Other charges relate to a similar incident on the same road that did not result in injuries.
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