October 9, 2013 |
An undercover New York police officer was arraigned Wednesday on charges including gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV by a group of motorcyclists, one of seven bikers to be arrested in the road rage attack that has shocked the city and drawn national headlines. Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was an “active participant” in the attack on Alexian Lien's Range Rover on Sept. 29, prosecutors allege. He was charged with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief. He posted a $150,000 bail bond and was released.
October 7, 2013 |
With the help of indie rock photographer Autumn de Wilde, Cadillac pulled the considerably large covers off its all-new Escalade SUV on Monday evening in New York City. A luxury version of the full-size Chevrolet Suburban that General Motors unveiled in September, the fourth-generation Escalade seats seven or eight and will be available in two-wheel or all-wheel-drive. It will go on sale next spring. When it does, Cadillac is hoping it will see similar sales success as the rest of its lineup has in 2013.
October 7, 2013 |
The New York Police Department is investigating whether some of its police officers were present when a pack of motorcyclists confronted an SUV driver last week in a case of road rage gone viral, a department spokesman told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. The spokesman would not confirm media reports that as many as three off-duty officers were present during the Sept. 29 attack, in which one motorcyclist was apparently run over and bikers pulled the driver out of his SUV and assaulted him until a bystander came to the driver's aid. "What I can tell you is it's under investigation by internal affairs," said the spokesman, Sgt. Lee Jones, who declined to give any further details.
October 6, 2013 |
A third motorcyclist was arraigned Sunday in connection with the assault of an SUV driver who was chased down and beaten in front of his wife and 2-year-old child in Manhattan last week. Reginald Chance, 37, who is suspected of using his helmet to bash in the driver's window, appeared at an arraignment in a New York City court Sunday. He stands charged with several felonies, including gang assault in the first degree and assault. (Gang assault, under New York law, means causing serious injuries with the help of two or more people.)
October 4, 2013 |
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
October 4, 2013 |
The motorcyclist who was severely injured Sunday during a confrontation on Manhattan's West Side Highway is a devoted family man who was trying to defuse the situation, his family and lawyer said Friday. Edwin Mieses Jr., 32, sustained back and leg injuries when an SUV ran over him after a group of motorcyclists surrounded the black Range Rover. The vehicle's driver fled, and the motorist was later beaten by other bikers. One person has been charged in the incident, which is being examined by a Manhattan grand jury.
October 3, 2013 |
The passengers who were in the SUV that was surrounded by motorcyclists in Manhattan over the weekend spoke out for the first time Thursday, saying they were sorry that one of the bikers was injured but insisting the family had acted properly because they feared for their lives. Alexian Lien, 33, his wife and their 2-year-old child were out on a drive in their black Range Rover on Sunday when their vehicle became enmeshed in a confrontation with dozens of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway and later on a surface street.
October 2, 2013 |
At least eight people are dead after a church bus crashed into an SUV and a tractor-trailer in eastern Tennessee on Wednesday, killing occupants in each vehicle, officials said. The bus, carrying church passengers from Statesville, N.C., crossed over the median on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County after an apparent front-tire blowout, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The bus then hit a Chevy Tahoe and the tractor-trailer, touching off a fire that partially consumed the tractor-trailer, officials said.
September 27, 2013 |
Here's one excuse to goof off on the Web while at work: A Mississippi man found a stolen SUV while browsing photos of his land on Google Earth. A spokeswoman for the George County sheriff in southern Mississippi laid out the odd tale in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times. "On Monday morning, a local resident came in and said, 'You know, this weekend I was at work, working the night shift, and I decided to check out my hunting land,'" spokeswoman Shonna Pierce said Thursday.
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September 12, 2013 |
A body found burning near Castaic Lake is not that of missing college student Bryce Laspisa, whose SUV was found in the area, officials said. Laspisa, 19, was traveling home from college to visit family in Laguna Niguel before he disappeared on Aug. 30. According to authorities, Laspisa had called his parents several hours before his SUV was discovered on the Main Ramp Road near the lake at about 5:30 a.m. In her last conversation with...