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A Long Beach man who was charged last year with a series of road rage attacks pleaded no contest Friday to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Donald James Kleven, who turned 44 Friday, was immediately sentenced to four years in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Kleven was charged with a series of assaults with his car for a period of about a month beginning in March 2015. He was accused of following motorists, pulling up in front of them with his car and then backing into their vehicles during rush-hour traffic, said Deputy District Attorney Tapti Patel.

Authorities said last year that most of the attacks occurred on the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Long Beach area.

As a result of Kleven’s plea, seven other counts against him were dismissed, according to Ricardo Santiago of the District Attorney’s Office.

–City News Service

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