2nd biker arrested in NYC Range Rover chase won’t be charged: DA

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Prosecutors decided Wednesday not to bring charges against a motorcyclist who was caught on tape punching the window of a Range Rover that was besieged by angry bikers on a New York City highway.

Allen Edwards, who turned himself into police, actually may have tried to help the SUV driver — who was chased 50 blocks and then beaten after a fender-bender with one of the riders, sources told NBC New York.

There is no indication that Edwards, 42, participated in the assault on Alexian Lien, 33, who was pummelled and slashed in front of his wife and 2-year-old after being dragged out of his luxury vehicle, the sources said.

A second biker, Christopher Cruz, 28, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child for causing the accident that triggered the high-speed chase.

A third rider, Edwin “Jay” Mieses, 33, is in critical condition with a crushed spine after being run over as Lien sped away from the gang surrounding and pounding on the Range Rover during Sunday’s clash in upper Manhattan.

“There’s no hope for his back,” his wife Dayana Meises told reporters. “They broke it in two different places, so he will be forever, forever paralyzed.”

Mieses’ aunt, Delilah Domenech, told NBC News her nephew was “an innocent bystander” in the confrontation and only got off his bike to check on Cruz after he was clipped by Lien.

“This man with a Range Rover and luxury lifestyle — it’s OK for him to do something to someone because he rides a bike or has tattoos?” she said.

“It should be acknowledged that what he did was wrong,” she added. “He had many other options but he chose the violent one.”

Police have not charged Lien but said the investigation is continuing.

Asked whether Lien was within his legal rights to race away from the scene of his accident with Cruz, Kelly said he might have been.

“It depends on whether or not your vehicle is being attacked, whether or not you think you’re being attacked, whether or not your wife and child are in the car. You have to look at the totality of the circumstances and that’s what we’re doing,” he said during a Tuesday press conference.

“Obviously, if you can get out of there without hurting someone, that’s what we advise you to do,” he added. “There’s no one-size-fits-all to a situation like this.”

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