A Superior Court Judge ruled Monday to restrict Clint Benson from driving on public roads between sunset and 4 a.m. as a condition of his bail, according to NJ.com.
Benson, 21, of Hillsborough, was initially charged in March with second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident involving an injured person and drunk driving.
Benson was then indicted in June on charges of aggravated assault, assault by auto, endangering an injured victim, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of hollow-point bullets after being arrested March 17 in Branchburg.
Benson, the son of Brad Benson, a Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants and owner of Brad Benson Hyundai in Monmouth Junction, struck a Flemington man with his pickup truck after an argument, authorities allege.
The Flemington man had confronted Benson about his driving while the
Hillsborough resident sat in his pickup outside the Neshanic Inn on
Woodfern Road at about 3 a.m. on March 17, Somerset County Prosecutor
Geoffrey Soriano said.
After an argument, Benson accelerated and struck the man as he walked back to the bar, the prosecutor said.A passenger in Benson's truck, John Palazzo, was also indicted for allegedly lying to authorities about the incident.
Palazzo, 24, of Gemini Drive, was indicted on charges of obstructing the administration of law, and hindering apprehension or prosecution for his alleged false information given to investigators following the incident in Branchburg.
Benson is free on $100,000 bail.