dlh wrote:The detective looking into it should bust the driver of that vehicle for reckless driving. Glad you were not hurt.
Hopefully one of our current/ past LEOs will pipe up, I believe that you cannot be charged with reckless driving in Texas unless a police officer witness said crime.
To the OP. As other have said, always call first. In fact, I would have called at the first sign of trouble.
Intentionally striking someone with a motor vehicle would seem to be MINIMUM aggravated assault and possibly up to attempted murder. With six adult witnesses, it would seem the detective could make a decent felony assault case...
I might have been tempted to respond with 15 shots through the back windshield after being hit, but OP clearly demonstrated restraint. Trying to run you over is definitely a use of deadly force, and once struck, who's to know if they wouldn't go on and hit others... I might consider carrying a long gun more often if this happened to me...
4/13/1996 Completed CHL Class, 4/16/1996 Fingerprints, Affidavits, and Application Mailed, 10/4/1996 Received CHL, renewed 1998, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2016...). "ATF... Uhhh...heh...heh....Alcohol, tobacco, and GUNS!! Cool!!!!"