An ex-con from North Hollywood is facing four years and eight months in state prison in connection with his no contest plea to charges stemming from a high-speed police pursuit in January.
Karapet Kirpichyan, 46, pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon — a vehicle — and driving or taking a vehicle without consent, according to Deputy District Attorney Ani Artsvelyan.
Kirpichyan also admitted an allegation that he had a 2017 conviction for driving or taking a vehicle without consent, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He fled from police officers in Van Nuys on Jan. 9 in a stolen work van and collided with several vehicles during the pursuit before coming to a stop on a curb in Hollywood, prosecutors said.
Kirpichyan has remained jailed since he was arrested that day by Los Angeles police.
He is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for sentencing May 22.
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