Second run-in with law for Scott |

Second run-in with law for Scott

A 20-year-old man charged with assault for his involvement in a North San Juan brawl in August was arrested Monday for felony hit and run.

Daniel Joseph Scott turned himself in at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility Monday morning in response to a warrant for a hit and run accident that occurred Sept. 17. He was released on his own recognizance.

California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Pingree said Scott was driving his car with three passengers on Cruzon Grade Road at 3:45 a.m. when he hit a tree.

Scott reportedly fled the scene of the accident. A Nevada County Superior Court judge issued a warrant for Scott’s arrest last week.

In other news, Scott is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing for an assault charge stemming from an Aug. 27 brawl at a birthday party in North San Juan.

He is accused of hitting Buck Nettles, Sr. in the head with a block of concrete, and pleaded innocent Jan. 23. Nettles is accused of assaulting several teen girls at the party with his fists, a bar stool and a baseball bat.

Scott’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24 in Nevada County Superior Court.

– Robyn Moormeister

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