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LATEST: Local attorney speaks out about Scott Gragson's arrest for DUI

Scott Russell Gragson facing numerous charges
Posted at 4:16 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 10:24:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JUNE 5: The Clark County District Attorney's Office revealed that Gragson's first blood test showed a blood alcohol content of .147.

13 Action News also learned in Gragson's arrest report, that The Ridge's guard gate has video of the incident.

The report also notes a nearby house that's closer to the crash scene also has video.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says he is taking this one with the utmost seriousness.

"It's upsetting for everybody, not only for me as the chief prosecutor in this county, its upsetting for our community," says Wolfson.

Gragson is facing six felony charges, three for felony DUI and three for felony reckless driving.

Local attorney Robert Murdock has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law in Las Vegas.

He says details of the case, and the personnel changes at Las Vegas Metro Police following the crash are having him question what happened.

"It kinda shocks me, that in a case like this where there's horrific injuries, I mean horrific injuries, things weren't done quickly," says Murdock. "They're blaming heavy traffic, a complicated scene, and problems with the electronic warrant, come on, it doesn't happen, they can go get a warrant in 5 minutes, especially on a case like this."

ORIGINAL STORY: Businessman and grandson of a former Las Vegas mayor, Scott Russell Gragson, was arrested Thursday night after a fatal crash in The Ridges neighborhood in the Summerlin area.

The crash happened around 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Granite Ridge and Grey Feather drives.

Police say that a 2015 Range Rover SVR was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver, Gragson, lost control of the vehicle in a curve and hit multiple large trees.

Police say that a SUV rolled over and 3 unrestrained passengers in the back seat were ejected.

The 36-year-old right rear passenger sustained fatal injuries at the scene.

The 50-year-old left rear passenger and 46-year-old middle rear passenger sustained serious injuries and were transported to UMC Trauma.

The 53-year-old driver and 44-year-old front right passenger sustained minor injuries and were transported to UMC Trauma.

Gragson, 53, is facing charges of DUI resulting in death, 2 counts of DUI resulting in significant bodily harm and 3 counts of reckless driving resulting in death or significant bodily harm.

Gragson is the grandson of former Las Vegas mayor Oran Gragson, who served as mayor from 1959 to 1974.

Gragson is the executive vice president of the Las Vegas Land Division with Colliers International, the third largest commercial real estate firm in the world, a position he has held since joining the company in 1997. He is also the director of Hope for Prisoners, which provides assistance for men and women who are being released from prison. He is also a trustee for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Gragson is also the father of NASCAR driver Noah Gragson, who is currently competing in the Xfinity Series.

Gragson appeared in front of a Las Vegas judge on Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the fatal crash. He was granted bail in the amount of $250,000. Bail conditions include surrendering his passport and alcohol monitoring.

There will be a status check on June 4.


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