Vegas Businessman Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal DUI Crash Case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prominent Nevada businessman and grandson of a former Las Vegas mayor has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony drunken driving charges in a crash that killed one passenger and seriously injured two.
A judge on Thursday set a March 2020 trial date for Scott Russell Gragson on eight felony charges in the May 30 crash that killed 36-year-old Melissa Newton.
Gragson is free on $250,000 bond. Prosecutors say he was driving with four passengers into a gated community after a daylong charity golf tournament he organized.
The 53-year-old Gragson could face decades in state prison if he's convicted.
Gragson is a real estate businessman. His grandfather, Oran Gragson, a Republican, was Las Vegas mayor from 1959 to 1974.
Scott Gragson's son, Noah Gragson, is a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver.