Man sentenced for drive-thru attack in North Hollywood


VAN NUYS — A Sylmar man who pleaded no contest to assault and DUI charges for rear-ending a car containing a Filipino family in a drive-thru lane at a North Hollywood fast-food restaurant and attacking two of the family members was sentenced today to 80 hours of counseling, an 18-month alcohol program and two years on probation.Nicholas Weber, now 32, was given credit for time he had already served behind bars, his driver’s license was suspended and he was ordered not to own or possess a firearm or ammunition and to stay away from establishments where the primary sale is of alcohol, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.Weber was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to the victims, according to the District Attorney’s Office.The case stemmed from a May 13, 2022, confrontation that was largely caught on cell phone video after Weber rear-ended a car in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s restaurant.The woman and her husband — the latter of whom had arrived at the scene after the collision — were attacked in a fight that left the then-62-year-old man with injuries including a broken rib, according to the victims’ family.The woman’s daughter, who was 19 at the time, called it “the most traumatic experience of our lives.”Weber was initially facing a hate crime allegation in connection with the charges, but a judge dismissed that during a hearing in April in which he was ordered to stand trial on the two assault counts.

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