NEW YORK (CNN) - The first biker accused of involvement in a brutal attack of an SUV driver was indicted Thursday.
Robert Sims was one of seven people charged in the Sept. 29 incident, when Alexian Lien was pulled from his vehicle and beaten. The incident gained national attention from a video taken of the attack that went viral.
Sims' lawyer said his client was not involved in the violence.
"If you were privy to the statement, then you would see that the entire participation of my client was that he primarily assisted in [Jeremiah] Mieses, the young man who got run over, who we all seem to be forgetting," attorney Luther Williams said. "We all seem to be forgetting the fact the SUV ran someone over."
As seen on the video, the SUV ran over one of the men after they surrounded it. The incident appeared to start after the vehicle bumped a motorcycle as they were traveling on the highway.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office did not release the charges Sims had been indicted on.
Lien suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including two black eyes, cuts on his face and abrasions on his back and shoulders. His wife and 2-year-old daughter were also in the SUV; neither was hurt.
Another biker, James Kuehne, appeared in court Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to charges of gang assault, assault and criminal mischief. He was released on $200,000 bond.
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