Prominent Vegas businessman accused of DUI after fatal crash
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge set bail at $250,000 on Friday for a 53-year-old Nevada businessman and grandson of a former Las Vegas mayor facing multiple felony charges of driving under the influence in a high-speed crash that killed one person and injured two.
Scott Russell Gragson appeared in court with his attorneys following his arrest in the Thursday crash in a gated community in Summerlin.
Attorney David Chesnoff said outside court they will investigate the case and fight criminal charges.
Police say Gragson was driving a 2015 Range Rover that struck several trees, ejecting three back-seat passengers. A 36-year-old woman died and a 50-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were seriously injured.
Gragson and a 44-year-old front-seat passenger were treated for minor injuries.
Gragson’s grandfather, Oran Gragson, a Republican, was mayor from 1959 to 1974.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal identifies the suspect as an executive with Colliers International, a large commercial real estate firm. His son, Noah Gragson, is a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com