Former Doctor Pleads Not Guilty To Bicyclist Crash

  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 03, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ― A Los Angeles doctor has pleaded not guilty to intentionally slamming on his brakes in front of two bicyclists, causing one to smash through the car's window and sever his nose.

    Dr. Christopher Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday to reckless driving and battery charges stemming from the July 4 crash on a Brentwood canyon road.

    Prosecutors say the former emergency room doctor had argued with the cyclists before slamming on his brakes in front of them.

    The cyclist who went through the window suffered broken teeth, cuts and had to have his nose reattached.

    The other suffered a dislocated shoulder.

    Thompson's attorney Peter Swarth calls the crash "an unfortunate accident."

    Thompson could spend more than seven years in prison if convicted.

    http://cbs2.com/local/Christopher.Thomas.Thompson.2.785755.html
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    Aug 03, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said LOS ANGELES (AP) ― A Los Angeles doctor has pleaded not guilty to intentionally slamming on his brakes in front of two bicyclists, causing one to smash through the car's window and sever his nose.

    Dr. Christopher Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday to reckless driving and battery charges stemming from the July 4 crash on a Brentwood canyon road.

    Prosecutors say the former emergency room doctor had argued with the cyclists before slamming on his brakes in front of them.

    The cyclist who went through the window suffered broken teeth, cuts and had to have his nose reattached.

    The other suffered a dislocated shoulder.

    Thompson's attorney Peter Swarth calls the crash "an unfortunate accident."

    Thompson could spend more than seven years in prison if convicted.

    http://cbs2.com/local/Christopher.Thomas.Thompson.2.785755.html

    In L.A.? Depends on how much money the guy's got for the lawyer's fees.
    I think if it were me and he didn't see jail time, there would be some very mysterious and unpleasant tradjedies in his life following (ha ha, just being "Ann Coulter" funny)