Scott Gragson pleads guilty in deadly DUI case

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas business executive Scott Gragson accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty Friday afternoon in a deadly DUI case that left a woman dead and three others seriously injured last year.

Gragson, 53, faced one count of DUI resulting in death, three counts resulting in substantial bodily harm and four counts of reckless driving following a crash in May at The Ridges in Summerlin. A mother of three, Melissa Newton, was killed in the crash. In exchange for Gragson’s plea, the state removed two counts of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and the reckless driving charges.

Gragson’s blood alcohol level showed him at nearly twice the legal limit. He is facing lawsuits filed by Newton’s family and other crash victims.

He was told at the hearing he will serve time in prison. His sentencing is set for June 12.

This is a developing story.

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