She also said Mieses didn’t know any of the people he was riding with on Sunday aside from one friend who traveled to New York with him.
Mejia was referred to in media reports as Mieses’ wife, but called him her partner Friday.
Allred refused to comment on the fact that Mieses hasn’t had a valid driver’s license or permit in the state of Massachusetts since 1999. She said it was irrelevant to the case because he wasn’t on his motorcycle when he was run over by the SUV.
Mieses was recently arrested in Andover, Mass., for driving with a revoked license. He also never applied for a motorcycle license.
Records show that in June he was named a habitual offender and his right to drive in the state was revoked until 2017. It wasn’t clear if he had been licensed in any other state.
Mieses and the others seen on the video were participating in a periodic rally in which more than 1,000 bikers head for Times Square, police said.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office has charged one rider, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, of Passaic, N.J., with unlawful imprisonment and reckless driving while authorities continue to search for other cyclists.
Investigators and prosecutors are tracking down and talking to dozens of helmet-clad motorcyclists seen in the video, which was posted online.