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May 15, 2015

Motorist Charged with Assault, False Imprisonment, Hit-and-Run

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 7:07 am

A 43-year-old man accused of attacking motorists will be arraigned today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Donald James Kleven (dob 4/8/72) has been charged with eight counts: three counts of assault with a deadly weapon — an automobile, three counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage and one count each of false imprisonment by violence and vandalism over $400 damage in case NA101810.

Kleven is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department S01 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $160,000.

Prosecutors said between March and April of this year, Kleven reportedly assaulted several motorists with his car in the Long Beach and Carson area.

The defendant would allegedly follow his victims, pull up in front of them with his car, and then cause a crash, prosecutors said.

On April 24, Kleven purportedly blocked a victim on an onramp, exited his vehicle and then began kicking the victim’s car, prosecutors added.

Authorities began an investigation and prosecutors charged Kleven on May 12. The defendant was taken into custody the next day.

If convicted as charged, Kleven faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years and 10 months in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case NA101810 / May 14, 2015

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