Biker Indicted in Attack on SUV Driver
7 now charged in case
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2013 6:00 AM CDT
The Range Rover involved in the bikers' attack is moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – Now seven bikers have been charged in the beating of an SUV driver in New York, and there could be more charges to come; meanwhile, one of the bikers, Robert Sims, has been indicted. CNN offers a detailed account of the attack: The motorcyclists "were driving recklessly," says a prosecutor. Biker Christopher Cruz suddenly slowed in front of Alexian Lien's SUV, and Lien bumped into him, causing a minor injury. When Lien stopped, bikers surrounded and began hitting the car.

Lien then drove off again, hitting three other bikers in the process. Edwin Mieses will likely never walk again, his wife says. Motorcyclists chased Lien and eventually pulled him out of his car and attacked him; his injuries included cuts on his face and side and abrasions on his back and hand. The latest biker to be charged, James Kuehne, 31, pleaded not guilty and is out on a $200,000 bond. An undercover NYPD detective also is accused.

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MrsTibbs
Oct 11, 2013 3:06 PM CDT
They had no business attacking this man over a minor fender bender. I hope they all go to prison!
MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 11, 2013 12:33 PM CDT
They would have never dragged me out of my car. I would put it in reverse, turned the wheel to the right and gunned it. Putting the car in a spin would would have done the trick. I hope they go to jail for a long time and pay big restitution.
winterfairy
Oct 11, 2013 10:53 AM CDT
One reason to have a dashcam. I just got a super cheap one and its not all that great but its better than nothing and easy to hide. I really don't think anybody would know its there. If I wanted a really awesome one I would get any of the cheaper and smallish DV cameras with motion detect and night mode. Mount on a suction cup in the corner. It would auto focus and be awesome. I just don't want to bother yet but I might.