Arrests Made in SUV versus Motorcycles Incident

Facts in the case continue to unfold in New York City in the SUV vs. Motorcycles incident.

New York Police are saying a group of 20 to 30 motorcyclists, out for an annual ride in the city, "surrounded the Range Rover in order to try and block off the road so they could do tricks." Police believe the rider who was hit by the SUV when he slowed down in front of it lead the Range Rover to bump into his motorcycle. The other riders then slowed their speed and began looking back at the Range Rover.

While this and the ensuing incident was occurring, four calls to 911 were placed by from inside the Range Rover in a span of nine minutes, the first coming prior to the SUV driver bumping the rider. Police received other 911 calls about the incident as well, but would not say who made the calls.

Christopher Cruz, the rider hit by the SUV in the video, has been charged with reckless driving and false imprisonment for not allowing the Range Rover to move about on the highway.

In response to being surrounded by the motorcyclists, Alexian Lien, then sped off, accelerating his Range Rover through the crowd of motorcyclists and hitting some as he took off.

Lien's wife, Rosalyn Ng said her husband was trying to protect her and their child when he fled from the bikers at high speeds, hitting and critically injuring one.

Motorcyclist Edwin Mieses, father of 2, was critically injured and possibly permanently paralyzed.

Some of the riders chased Lien as he fled the scene. Lien was beaten by a motorcyclist when the chase ended minutes later. Reports that Lien had been stabbed are false. He was treated and released from the hospital the day of the incident with stitches.

Police continue to seek out other motorcyclists who were present on the group ride. Late Wednesday, police searched the home of 37-year-old Kevin Bresloff, who they believe wore the helmet camera that filmed six minutes of the conflict. They confiscated his GoPro helmet cam, two laptop computers, a cell phone and a digital camera and are searching the video for clues about anything that was not posted online.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Monday that Lien would not face charges for hitting the motorcyclists. No additional arrests have been made in the case, although the police are actively looking to arrest other riders who were on the scene and gather more evidence against them. One motorcyclist seen on the video banging on the SUV's window turned himself into police earlier in the week and was questioned and released, police said.


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