Financial Settlement Reached In Gragson DUI Case

One Person Was Killed In Wreck Last Memorial Day

Mitch Kelly
May 18, 2020 - 6:01 am
Mug shot of DUI suspect Scott Gragson

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A financial settlement has reportedly been reached between a prominent Las Vegas real estate broker and the family of a woman who was killed in a wreck caused by the man's drunken driving.

According to court documents, Scott Gragson will pay the family of Melissa Newton $21 million. $8 million will come from insurance, $12 million from Gragson. Newton was a single mother of three teenage girls.

Prosecutors say Gragson was drunk when he sped away from a security checkpoint and wrecked his SUV inside a gated community last May. Newton was killed. Others who were in Gragson's car have lawsuits pending.

Gragson pleaded guilty to one count of DUI resulting in death and one count of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for sentence between 10 and 25 years for Gragson. The sentencing is scheduled for next month.