Motorcyclist accused of instigating confrontation with SUV in court for arraignment
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NEW YORK - A motorcyclist accused of instigating an encounter with an SUV on a New York City highway that ended with the SUV driver being chased and beaten is due in court Wednesday for arraignment.
Christopher Cruz of Passaic, N.J., faces charges of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing.
The Manhattan district attorney's office says it decided not to prosecutor Allen Edwards of Queens, a second motorcyclist taken into custody Tuesday.
The wife of a motorcycle rider injured when the SUV ran him over after the altercation says he's the victim.
Dayana Mieses says her husband, Edwin Mieses, suffered broken legs and spine injuries and will be paralyzed.
The couple is from the Boston area. He was part of an unauthorized bike rally Sunday in Manhattan.
Dayana Mieses says her husband was trying to help a fellow biker who was struck.
An Internet video shows a group of bikers, including Mieses, surrounding the SUV on the West Side Highway on Sunday after an altercation. Fearing for his life, the SUV driver took off, plowing through the crowd. Police say the bikers chased the driver, ambushed his car and attacked him.
The driver needed stitches. His wife and toddler were in the car but weren't injured.
Watch a video of the altercation below (mobile users: http://bit.ly/18tA83i):
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