Bike Rampage Suspect to Stand Trial

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 1:22 PM PDT
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Bike Rampage Suspect to Stand Trial

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An East Bay man accused of running down four bicyclists with his  SUV in San Francisco last year was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on  attempted murder charges, a spokesman for the district attorney's office  said.

    David Mark Clark, 40, has pleaded not guilty to charges of  attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery causing serious  bodily injury for the incident on June 2, 2010.     Police said Clark, an Albany resident, appeared to target the  bicyclists with his blue Nissan Rogue SUV, striking them all within a  six-minute period at separate locations in the city's Mission and Potrero  Hill neighborhoods.
    He then crashed his car and ran away. He was arrested two days  later at the Albany Police Station after reporting that his SUV had been  carjacked, police said.
    Of the four male bicyclists who were struck, three required  hospitalization.
    Following a two-day preliminary hearing in San Francisco Superior  Court, Judge Suzanne Bolanos ordered Clark to stand trial on the felony  charges, district attorney's office spokesman Seth Steward said.
    He will return to court on Aug. 16 for formal arraignment on the  charges, Steward said.
 

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