The New York Police Department arrests a ninth motorist in connection with the beating of a SUV driver in New York City back on September 29th. 40 year old James Brown was arrested and charged with first degree gang assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief from an attack on Alexian Lien. Brown allegedly struck Lien with his helmet and is being held on a $300,000 bond.
In new developments, a video surfaced showing the SUV driver being dragged from his vehicle as the bikers yelled profanities at him. The video was obtained by WABC Channel 7 in New York. WABC says the video came from a witness to this SUV assault.
Lien was with his wife and 2 year old daughter celebrating the couple's anniversary when they found themselves surrounded by the biker gang. Authorities say Lien was chased by the bikers after he bumped one of them during a biker rally. Lien claims he feared for his life after being surrounded by many of the bikers. He called 911, telling police he feared for his life and then drove off. The SUV ran over some of the bikers, critically injuring one of them. An undercover NYPD detective, Wojciech Braszczok, was one of the bikers also arrested in the assault.
THe driver of the SUV has not been charged.
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