Road Rage Assault Sentenced to Five Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former emergency room doctor who deliberately braked so that two bicyclists rammed into his car in a road rage assault was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison.

Christopher Thompson, 60, wept and apologized to the two injured riders before he was sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

"The physical and mental scars are my fault," he said.

He has recurring nightmares about one cyclist smashing through his car window, Thompson said.

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