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Cops arrest another man in connection with SUV attack

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It was a violent case of road rage that shocked the nation and now police have arrested another man in connection with the assault.  

35 year old Robert Sims was arrested on Saturday and charged with gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Outside Manhattan criminal court where Sims was arraigned Saturday, his lawyer denied all of the charges and said Sims, a 35 year old electrician, was one of the bikers who merely witnessed the incident.

The attorney for Sims, Luther Williams says he doesn’t believe there's any indication of he was involved in the attack.

“I watched it with him, a few times, I don't see it, I don't see it anywhere” Luther said. “I don't believe he did anything illegal especially since we know there were two off duty officers also riding”.

But according to the criminal complaint against him, Sims is seen on video as part of a group that actually beat up the Alexian Lien, the driver of the SUV.

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