Mandeville Canyon Driver Has Day in Court. Out in Time for Breakfast.

Via LAist: 

Dr. Christopher Thompson, the driver in the alleged "Road Rage Crash" on July 4th in Mandeville Canyon, had his day in court today.  The good doctor pleaded innocent at 8:30 A.M., the moment the courts opened and got permission to not attend any of the future hearings after pleading innocent because the crash that left two cyclists hospitalized, one after his head smashed through his rear windshield was an "accident."

Oh, to be one of the well-connected residents of Mandeville Canyon. 

Dr. Thompson wasn't just trying to get out of appearing in court, his lawyer and publicist also helped him avoid the press.  Thompson entered and exited through a side door and was whisked away in a black SUV, leaving his attorney to face the press. 

Thompson is charged with "felony assault with a deadly weapon."  His next hearing date is scheduled for September 12.