Former state assemblyman Walter Karabian was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly running over a parking attendant at the Coliseum before today's USC game. He was held in lieu of $30,000 bail, the Times and KCBS reported tonight. The female attendant was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Karabian, then a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County, was elected to the Assemby in 1966 as a 28-year-old Democrat. At 33 he became the youngest majority leader in the state's history. Since leaving the Assembly in 1974, Karabian has been an attorney in Los Angeles. He is now 71..