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Man Charged In 2013 Drunken Rampage Through Palos Verdes Peninsula

TORRANCE ( — A 66-year-old motorist has been charged in connection with drunken driving rampage through the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

William Thomas Kelly pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 10 felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two felony counts of criminal threats, and a felony count each of DUI causing injury and vandalism over $400.

Kelly also faces six misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving.

Authorities say Kelly's rampage began when he ran a cyclist off the road on Sept. 26, 2013. When the bicyclist yelled at Kelly, he then back his car over the bike, nearly hitting the bicyclist, prosecutors said.

Kelly allegedly crashed into other cars and aimed his vehicle at nine other people. Prosecutors say police found him injured in his damaged car after ramming through several locked fences.

Kelly is being held on $520,000 and is scheduled to appear next in court on Oct. 15. If convicted of all charges, Kelly faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years and eight months in state prison, plus two years in county jail.

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