Biker Sought in Assault of SUV Driver Turns Self In: Sources

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013  |  Updated 9:47 AM EDT
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Biker Sought in Assault of SUV Driver Turns Self In: Sources

A photo of the bikers who attacked a driver on the West Side Highway

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A biker wanted in connection with an assault on a dad who was driving through Manhattan with his family turned himself in to police on Tuesday but prosecutors have decided not to prosecute, the Manhattan district attorney said Wednesday.

The 42-year-old biker was one of two police were seeking after the 33-year-old victim was pulled from his SUV and beaten, following a dispute and chase on the West Side Highway Sunday.

He turned himself in at a Queens precinct Tuesday, law enforcement officials said. He was allegedly the driver seen on video punching the window of the family's Range Rover, as another biker smashes a window with a helmet.

Law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York that they now think he may have tried to help the victim after punching the window, and there was no indication he participated in the assault.

The DA's office said Wednesday that it was not prosecuting "pending further investigation of the entire incident."

The victim, his wife and 2-year-old girl were in the car. 

Another motorcyclist had already been arrested in the dispute with the driver, for allegedly slowing down in front of his SUV, setting off the chase that ended in the beating. That biker ended up being run over by the SUV trying to flee, and suffered minor injuries.

Another biker who was also run over suffered two broken legs and other severe injuries.

Police are still searching for others involved in the attack.

The bikers were in town for an event called Hollywood Stuntz, where motorcyclists drive around Manhattan doing tricks, according to officials.

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