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Teen accused of causing accident that critically injured passenger arrested, charged

Kaley Medina's bail set at $15,000

SAN ANTONIO – A teen accused of causing a 2014 accident that left her passenger critically injured has been arrested and charged.

Kaley Medina, 19, was arrested Monday in connection with the accident that happened more than two years ago.

Peyton Grasso was the passenger in the car that was driven by Medina. The teens were leaving a graduation party in June 2014 when Medina was allegedly lost control and crashed while speeding.

Both girls were seriously injured. Grasso had her leg amputated. She and her mother came to the Defenders this summer with their story. They were upset that the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office hadn’t forwarded the case to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, even though there was blood evidence showing that Medina was under the influence when she was driving.

Three days after the Defenders’ July report, the case was finally sent to prosecutors.

Two weeks ago, a grand jury indicted Medina on two felony charges — intoxication assault, which is a third-degree felony, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, specifying the car as a deadly weapon, which is a first-degree felony.

Court records stated that Medina’s bail was set at $15,000.