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Motorcyclist Denies Any Role in Assault on SUV Driver

The motorcyclist accused of causing a collision with an SUV Sunday in Manhattan that led to a high-speed chase and assault on the driver was officially charged in a New York court today with reckless driving.

Christopher Cruz, 28, is the only person to be charged so far in connection with the incident, which was caught on video by a helmet camera on one of the motorcyclists. The melee left one motorcyclist hospitalized in critical condition and the driver of the SUV with stitches.

Cruz’s attorney, H. Benjamin Perez, said his client didn’t even know the motorcyclists involved in the assault. Cruz denied the charges against him, but no official plea was made today, Perez noted.

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