Ballman Petition Challenged

A petition filed to remove 84th District Attorney Clay Ballman is facing a legal challenge.

Ballman's attorney is claiming that only the county attorney may file a petition to remove him from office.

D-A Ballman was charged with driving-while intoxicated in a hit-and-run accident last spring.

Betty Holland, the mother of the accident victim, circulated the petition to remove Ballman from his position last September.