A Los Angeles man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a bicycle rider with his vehicle near the beach in Santa Monica Aug. 25, police said.

Santa Monica police were called at 6:24 p.m. to the 2600 block of Barnard Way, where a bicyclist was injured in a collision with a vehicle, police said.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the car and the cyclist had an argument as they both were travelling south on Barnard Way, Sgt. Robert Almada said.

The driver, identified as Jeffrey Ray Adams, then allegedly intentionally struck the bike rider with the side of his vehicle, knocking the victim off his bicycle and injuring him, Almada said.

The cyclist was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Police arrested Adams at the scene and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon, Almada said.

The suspect was later released after posting $30,000 bail.

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