An on-air personality for KSL’s morning show has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly causing a car crash in Kaysville.
Casey Scott, 44, was arrested Monday after police say he was driving on U.S. 89 at about 3:20 p.m. when he “left his lane” and swiped another vehicle. This caused Scott to lose control of his vehicle, according to a probable cause statement filed in court, and he crashed into another car in an intersection after running a red light.
The Utah Highway Patrol trooper noted in his report that Scott smelled like alcohol, and three open containers of beer were found inside his car.
He was arrested and booked into the Davis County jail, where he was released that day after posting bail.
Scott was charged Tuesday in Davis County Justice Court with DUI, drinking alcohol in a vehicle and improper use of lanes — all misdemeanor crimes. His first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 22.
It’s unclear what Scott’s job status is with the television station. Tanya Vea, KSL’s general manager, said in a statement Thursday that it was a “personnel matter" and that they are focused on gathering information and assisting their employee.
“As an organization, we obviously don’t condone driving under the influence, and see it as a serious public safety issue,” she said. “Several of our stations air campaigns aimed at increasing safety on the roads.”
Scott began working at KSL in January after working at KUTV.
This isn’t Scott’s first DUI arrest. In 2015, he faced similar charges in Summit County, accused of drinking alcohol in a vehicle and failing to stay in one lane. He pleaded no contest to impaired driving. He was ordered to complete 24 hours of community service and was on probation for six months.
Correction: Sept. 6, 4:34 p.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the date Casey Scott was charged. Prosecutors filed charges on Tuesday.