Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams could face charges stemming from a December car accident in Texas that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman.
Hartley County, Texas prosecutor David Green told the Amarillo Globe-News that he was "leaning toward taking the case straight to the grand jury because of the publicity in the case."
The grand jury will then decide whether charges are appropriate.
Williams, a Democrat from the Denver area, has championed stricter seatbelt laws in the state legislature. However, none of the passengers in her car were wearing seatbelts when she veered into the wrong lane on December 26, causing a head-on collision that killed 30-year-old Brianna Gomez.
Texas law requires passengers in cars to wear seatbelts.
According to a police report, Williams also failed to provide proof of insurance. The report also describes how Williams, who claims not to remember the incident, carried her grandson back into the car and placed him in a child seat after he had been thrown from the car.
Williams is represented by Denver attorney David Lane, who has also represented "Balloon Boy" father Richard Heene and embattled CU professor Ward Churchill, among other high profile clients.
In a statement to the Globe News, Lane said that no charges should be filed because Williams had not been using drugs of drinking alcohol.
"In the absence of alcohol or drugs, charges should not be filed," he said.
Lane also told KUSA that Williams is "absolutely distraught" over what happened.
Gomez's baby was delivered at an area hospital by c-section after the accident, and is in critical condition.