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Seventh Motorcyclist Arraigned On Charges Connected To Road Rage Incident

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The seventh person to be charged in connection with last month's violent incident involving motorcyclists and an SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway was arraigned Thursday.

James Kuehne, 31, appeared in criminal court in Manhattan Thursday, where he was arraigned on gang assault, assault and criminal mischief charges.

Police say Kuehne hit the SUV driver with his helmet and also broke a part of the SUV's back window.

Kuehne's attorney, Joseph Mure, is saying that there is a lot more to this story.

"Entered a plea of not guilty," Mure said. "He happens to be an individual that's very upset and very distraught about this entire situation. I promise you as this case goes on, we're going to hear things that took place that day a lot different than were shown on the videos. Things are not always what they seem to be.

Robert Sims, another biker who police say tried to open the SUV's door, also appeared in court Thursday.

His lawyer says he turned in a statement that says he was just a witness.

Meanwhile, a second NYPD officer is being investigated for participating in the incident.

A lawyer for Internal Affairs Bureau officer Matthew Rodriguez says his client is cooperating with police and that no charges have yet been filed.

Off-duty undercover detective Wojciech Braszczok was arraigned on gang assault charges on Wednesday after he was allegedly caught hitting the SUV's window.

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