Passaic Man Arrested In Biker Brawl - My9 New Jersey

Passaic Man Arrested In Biker Brawl

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Last week an SUV driver got into a heated brawl with a bunch of bikers on the West Side Highway after he ran one of the bikers over with his truck. The Bikers ended up stopping the SUV, dragging the driver out of the car and beating him up so badly that he was sent to the hospital.

A couple of arrests were made in this incident including Passaic resident Christopher Cruz who was in court on Friday and charged with two misdemeanors: reckless driving and false imprisonment.

It’s still unclear at this time, but Cruz is believed to have allegedly started the brawl because his motorcycle was initially rear-ended by the SUV.

Cruz’s bail was set at $15,000 and the judge informed him that he may have to testify in front of a grand jury with the possibility of more charges being brought against him.

Cruz’s attorney said that his client is innocent and that if you look at the video there is no evidence that Cruz did anything.

Here is what we know so far regarding the incident on the West Side Highway.

· Several police officers called for additional backup because traffic was being blocked by the brawl.

· The driver of the SUV made four calls to police in nine minutes.

· One biker was paralyzed after being run over.

· So far, two arrests have been made in the case including Cruz.

· The Driver of the SUV and his family have hired a high-profile attorney to represent them.

Inside Edition has been following this story since the very beginning and Host Deborah Norville chimed in on the incident. “It’s interesting because we not only cover what is happening in New Jersey and New York, we serve a national audience and what we’re finding is everyone has looked at this footage and across the country people have been aghast at the idea that this happened on a public street. Most drivers who have been confronted by this situation where mobs of motorcycles are going past them, scares the devil out of you and the idea that you can actually be stopped in the car, on the highway and then actually be jumped in your car has frightened a lot of people.” She said.

Norville continues to discuss the ways that Inside Edition is helping motorists who may come into similar situations. “Number one; don’t get out of your car. Stay on the highway…one of the mistakes the driver of the Range Rover made was he got off and went into the side street, that’s where he got caught into traffic.” She said.

Norville also said that there are a lot of layers to this incident and that this isn’t a story that is going to go away any time soon.

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