SHERMAN OAKS—The suspect responsible for ramming several Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars in October 2016 has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Alexander Asad, 26, was sentenced on October 4, after pleading no contest to one felony count of assault upon a peace officer, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office revealed.
Asad rammed his car into two LAPD cruisers following a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley area, after he stole a vehicle from a Sherman Oaks home on Halloween in 2016. According to evidence presented in court, the suspect drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour throughout residential streets containing traffic and pedestrians in the vicinity. Evidence also revealed that he drove on the wrong side of the road, after entering the 101 freeway and collided with two cars, exited the freeway and ended up driving into a cul-de-sac, the prosecutor added.
According to witness testimony during the preliminary hearing, trapped in a dead end, Asad 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 in the incident. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.