Gragson Attorneys Seek Dismissal Of Charges In Fatal Wreck

Claim Numerous Mistakes Occurred In The Initial Investigation

Mitch Kelly
September 25, 2019 - 6:58 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (NV) - Citing what they say are numerous mistakes in law enforcement's investigation, attorneys for a prominent local real estate executive are seeking the dismissal of charges in his DUI case, where a crash killed a local woman. 

Scott Gragson was heading home with a group of friends from a charity golf outing back in May. He got into a verbal altercation with a security guard when he entered his gated community after Gragson asked the guard to allow people driving behind him through the gate.

The guard refused to just let the vehicles go through, causing an angry Gragson to speed off. He shortly after lost control of his Range Rover, rolling it into a tree. One person was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Gragson only received minor injuries.

Gragson's attorneys are arguing that charges against their client should be dismissed due to numerous mistakes in the initial investigation, including not being read his Miranda rights before Gragson made a statement, a long delay in drawing Gragson's blood following the crash, and the method in which the blood was drawn.

Gragson's blood-alcohol level tested at .147, more than twice the legal limit in Nevada, but the blood test was done more than three hours after the wreck.