State lawmaker's brother-in-law charged

September 5, 2009 1:57:23 PM PDT
The brother-in-law of a state lawmaker is in trouble following what police say was a 'car surfing' incident in Conroe overnight. Investigators say shortly before 11pm, Joshua Dawson, 32, climbed on top of an SUV driven by Blaze Anthony Benson, 30. When Benson turned on Kentucky Oaks Drive off FM 2854, Dawson fell off.

Dawson, who was unconscious after the fall, was taken by medical helicopter to Hermann Hospital in critical condition.

Authorities say both Dawson and Benson had been drinking. Benson, who is the brother-in-law of State Representative Brandon Creighton, reportedly refused a breath sample by police, but a blood sample was drawn.

Benson was charged with Intoxicated Assault with Vehicle and bond was set at $25,000.

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