Road Rage Doctor gets 5 years

Los Angeles ER doctor Christopher Thompson, has a new place to practice medicine…a jail cell. He was sentenced to five years in prison for deciding to use his car as a weapon and slam on the brakes in front of two road cyclists.

One of those, who suffered severe injuries is Ron Peterson, recently spoke out about the conviction.

“Cyclist Ron Peterson breathed a sigh of relief this week after a driver who deliberately slammed on his car’s brakes in front of him, leaving him with horrific injuries, was jailed.

Los Angeles doctor Christopher Thompson was convicted of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon (his car), battery with serious injury and reckless driving causing injury, and sentenced to five years in prison.”

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  • Waltizing Matilda

    That is a freaking travesty of justice. The man didn’t just attempt to commit murder. He attempted to commit double murder, and his sentence should reflect that!

  • Great that the doctor was in jailed already.

    He needs to pay for his actions.

  • Jennie Corella

    Dr.Thompson has contributed much to the Los Angeles community – he worked in a hospital in a poor neighborhood – he was greatly involved in implementing trama centers in the county of Los Angeles. In one moment of frustration with arrogant cyclists (who think they own the roads) that run stop signs, disregard traffic signals in California and drive around in large groups like gangs, a man who gave so much has been thrown away. What has Ron Peterson done for the community of Los Angeles? Or anybody else for that matter? You do know that Ron Peterson has been paid $100,000.00 in restitution to date. But I don’t think that is enough for Ron Peterson I am sure he is attempting to get more. In a time when we need doctors, a good doctor who practiced medicine for 33 years has been thrown away. The state of California has betrayed Dr. Thompson using him as a scapegoat and example.

  • Waltizing Matilda

    Jennie – maybe he should have thought of that before he attempted to commit MURDER. It wouldn’t matter if Ron Peterson was a homeless drunk. He is a human being created in the image of God, and he should be treated accordingly. Too bad your wonderful doctor forgot about that.

  • Wow, what a story.