MANHATTAN - The man seen smashing the a vehicle's window with a helmet following a violent confrontation between an SUV and motorcycles in Manhattan has been charged.

Officials say Reginald Chase appeared in front of a judge yesterday and is facing gang assault charges.

Prosecutors say Chase sparked the bloody exchange on the West Side Highway last weekend.

Chase's lawyer admits his client did break the window, but then says he left the scene and did not take part in the assault.

A total of four people have now been arrested in connection with the case.