Update on the mayor's moped road rage case
League City Mayor Toni Randall says it's been months since she was contacted by the DA's office about a road rage incident involving her and a teen-age driver.
I haven't heard anything about that," Randall said. They've got bigger fish to fry down in Galveston. I figure that that'll get there when it gets there."
But Galveston County District Attorney's Office has been trying to make progress in the case, said Ted Weems, the office's chief of misdemeanors. It just hasn't been able to obtain all of Randall's medical records from the incident.
Weems said the district attorney's office has been trying since at least August to get the files it hasn't yet seen. When told that Randall said she hadn't heard from the district attorney's office recently, he said she would be contacted directly.
We'll contact her to make sure that she's still working on it," Weems said. The last that we heard was through the Clear Lake Shores Police Department, that she was getting that stuff together for us, but we'll call her directly if that's the case."
In May, Randall accused Denshay Benson, then a 17-year-old getting ready to graduate from Clear Creek High School, of using his sports utility vehicle to force her and her moped off the road. Police said he then knocked her to the ground as they argued in Clear Lake Shores.
Benson's girlfriend, a witness, told the Houston Chronicle that Randall made racial slurs against him during the incident. Benson was charged by police with deadly contact with a vehicle and assault with bodily injury, and he posted $10,000 bond.
Weems said Randall's medical files are needed to make sure the Galveston County District Attorney's Office files the correct charges against Benson.
Randall has declined repeated requests to discuss specifics of the incident. Last week, she again recommended calling the Galveston County District Attorney's Office for more information about the case.
Hell, justice is slow," Randall said. They've got some really serious things I bet you they're working on down there. Murders and stuff like that."
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