Former New York Giant Brad Benson’s son arrested for drunk driving
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. – 21-year-old Clint Benson, son of Former New York Giants offensive lineman Brad Benson, was charged with DUI, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident, just a couple of hours after midnight on 17th of March – St. Patrick’s Day.
Clint Benson was driving his 2004 Nissan Frontier in the parking lot of a New Jersey bar shortly after midnight. He struck 23-year-old Richard Lachner and according to the authorities, Lachner was found lying on the road with a fractured skull and internal injuries. He suffered from bruised lungs as a result of the crash. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. Lachner was taken to the trauma center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment and he has since been released from the hospital.
According to sources, the accident happened at the Neshanic Inn.
Police reports also said that young Benson left the scene of the accident, returned, and then again left the scene. After leaving the final time, he crashed his car into a guard rail nearby.
Police said that Benson’s breath test showed his BAC level 0.20 percent, almost twice the legal limit.
Brad Benson spent 10 years with Giants and played 10 seasons for the Giants from 1978-88. After retiring, he opened the Brad Benson Auto Group in South Brunswick, New Jersey. He has become popular for his commercials selling Hyundais and Mitsubishis.