Grass Valley man with 3 prior convictions arrested for reported DUI |

Grass Valley man with 3 prior convictions arrested for reported DUI

A Grass Valley man arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence has three prior DUI convictions, said Nevada City Police Officer Scott Goin.

Officer Sean Mason was on patrol on Zion Street at about 1:20 a.m. when he saw a vehicle speeding and crossing the double yellow lines, Goin said. Mason followed the vehicle onto Nevada City Highway and to Banner Lava Cap Road before making a traffic stop on Old Tunnel Road, and noted the driver appeared intoxicated.

Mason subsequently conducted a field sobriety test with “poor results,” Goin said.

Christopher Scott McCoy, 47, was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence, as well as DUI with prior convictions and violating probation. He was being held without bail.

According to Goin, McCoy’s prior convictions for driving under the influence are from 2004, 2008 and 2012.

Court records show that McCoy was charged in August 2012 for driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, driving on a suspended license, providing false evidence of registration and violating probation. He pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, and was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 5 years court probation.

In December 2013, he was arrested and charged with elder abuse and battery causing serious bodily injury in connection with an assault on his 76-year-old father that resulted in a broken wrist.

In that case, he pleaded no contest to one count of assault causing serious bodily injury in return for 120 days in county jail and three years supervised probation.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email or call (530) 477-4229.

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