A 66-year-old man who nearly struck a bicyclist during a DUI driving rampage through Palos Verdes in 2013 pleaded no contest Thursday to two felony charges.

William Thomas Kelly pleaded no contest to one count each of assault with a deadly weapon — his automobile — and DUI causing injury, according to Deputy District Attorney Suzanne Delgin.

He is facing three years in state prison, with sentencing set July 6 in a Torrance courtroom.

Kelly ran a bicyclist off the road on Sept. 26, 2013, and grazed his leg, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Kelly then backed his car over the bike and nearly struck the bicyclist, who had yelled at him, according to the prosecutor.

Authorities said he also crashed into several cars.

He was found inside his damaged vehicle after it crashed through a locked fence and into a bush, according to the prosecutor.

City News Service

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