Hit-run rampage suspect’s arraignment postponed 

The arraignment of a man accused of 11 felonies for allegedly shearing four bicyclists with an SUV in The City last week was postponed on a no-bail status Tuesday, pending psychiatric evaluation.

Albany resident David Mark Clark, 39, did not say a word while his private attorney Brendan Conroy asked Judge Samuel Feng in Superior Court if he could postpone Clark’s arraignment for a week.

Feng agreed, rescheduling for June 17 on a no bail status.

Clark is charged with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery causing serious bodily injury after the rampage that sent three bicyclists to the hospital during the hit-and-run series.

Police arrested Clark after he went to a police station in Albany to tell officers that his blue Nissan Rogue – fitting the description of the car that was left at the scene after it had been crashed into a pole and two other cars - had been carjacked in The City.

Conroy would not disclose what Clark might plea, noting he had to familiarize himself with the case and Clark is still being evaluated.

Assistant District Attorney Elliot Beckelman had originally suggested a $4 million bail, subsequently saying he had “no problem’’ with the no-bail hold.

“I have no idea what his motive was. … It was the conduct of someone who’s very angry,’’ Beckelman said.

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