Alexander Asad was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for ramming his vehicle into two Los Angeles Police Department cruisers after a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley. The D.A.’s office announced Asad was sentenced after pleading no contest to one felony count of assault upon a peace officer.
He had stolen a vehicle from a Sherman Oaks home and was pursued by police. He drove at excessive speeds of over 100 miles per hour through residential streets containing traffic and pedestrians in the vicinity. He then entered the 101 freeway and collided with two cars, exiting the freeway and ending up driving into a cul-de-sac.
As he was trapped in a dead end, the defendant drove directly in the direction of a number of patrol cars colliding into the side of one and ramming into another. Two officers were injured.