Ex-Giant Benson's son arrested

March 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants offensive lineman Brad Benson's son was charged after allegedly striking a man in a bar parking lot while driving drunk, police said.

Clint Benson, 21, was driving erratically in the parking lot of a New Jersey bar shortly after midnight March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day -- when he struck Richard Lachner, 23. The New York Post said Sunday Lachner suffered a fractured skull and bruised lungs. He has since been released from the hospital.

The younger Benson allegedly left the scene, then returned before leaving again and crashing his car into a guard rail nearby, police said. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.20 percent following a breath test, police said He was charged with driving under the influence and aggravated assault.

The elder Benson played 10 seasons for the Giants from 1978-88. Since retiring he's opened a car dealership in northern New Jersey and has become known for his loudmouth commercials selling Hyundais, the Post said.

His son was driving a Nissan during the incident, the Post said.

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