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Biker involved in wild West Side Highway chase and beating won’t be charged — yet

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One of the bikers involved in the wild chase on the West Side Highway that left a father beaten and a biker in a coma will not be charged yet, sources say.

Allen Edwards, 43, turned himself to cops Tuesday morning. In the video of the melee, a man — supposedly Edwards — is seen smashing in the rear driver’s side window of Alexian Lien’s Range Rover, where his two-year-old daughter was strapped into her car seat.

Biker gang

The mob of bikers was heading toward Times Square in an unsanctioned event that was being monitored by police, according to Commissioner Ray Kelly (Image/Liveleak).

The initial charges against Edwards were dropped, with the chief of the trial division of the Manhattan DA’s office saying, “Prematurely charging individuals with low-level crimes does not further the goals of the investigation and could weaken the cases we expect to bring against the perpetrators of serious crimes.”

A spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office told the Post Edwards, “won’t be charged at this time. The entire case is still under investigation.”

Another biker involved brutal attack, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless driving. Cruz allegedly started the confrontation, swerving in front of Lien’s SUV, causing Lien to tap the rear tire. The bikers then began attacker the SUV, causing Lien to speed off, running over Edwin Mieses.

Cruz’s family posted his $1,500 bail. His attorney, H. Benjamin Perez, told PIX11, “The video shows only some things.  There’s more to this than the video shows.  My client had nothing to do with what happened to this gentleman.”

2 comments

  • Neil

    What about the biker that was run over? The dude in the SUV was scared and panicked. What the bikers do is slow down the traffic so than they have a clear road to race so the guy slowed down in front of the SUV and was tipped by accident and it just got crazy from there. I'm just not sure who's to blame most. The poor 2 year old in the SUV must have been scared out of her mind. We have lost touch with each other and our true nature. What a shame.

    • marj413

      If they want to race then they can rent out a track for a day, the streets aren't for them and their bullcrap. The biker that got run over never even had a license, his bike was not registered and uninsured; had he not been a criminal then it wouldn't have happened. Oh well.

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