'Road Rage' Motorist Charged with Felony Battery, Reckless Driving


Photo by Chris Roberts

Yesterday, the District Attorney's office filed a total of four counts of criminal charges against Dr. Christopher Thompson of Mandeville Canyon, the suspect in the Fourth of July Mandeville Canyon "Road Rage" incident in which he allegedly slammed on his brakes causing two cyclists behind him injury (see photos/background here).

Thompson was charged with two counts of reckless driving (23105(a) of vehicle code) and two counts of felony battery (2403(d) of penal code). His arraignment is on August 1.

Update on Community Meeting (Update #2: The meeting has been canceled. More information here): There has been a venue change for Monday night's meeting. To provide for more space, the meeting has moved across the street to Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center at 11338 Santa Monica Boulevard.