A lawyer who specializes in wrongful death cases and car accidents has found himself at the center of such a case . . . as a criminal defendant. Scott A. Bailey, 44, allegedly crashed his Mustang into a woman’s SUV during a drag race. Kathleen “Kay” Koutroubis, 73, was fatally injured. The other man is Haven A. Sooter, 39, was driving a BMW who suffered a broken arm and a concussion in the crash.
Police say Sooter and Bailey were racing when Sooter’s BMW struck Koutroubis’ SUV first from behind and her vehicle veered into the next lane, where it was struck by Bailey’s Mustang. Koutroubis was alive at the scene and saying that she felt a pain in her abdomen. She later died of internal injuries.
Koutroubis was a grandmother known as “Yia Yia” and was driving home from feeding a home-bound friend and dropping off a bridal shower present.
Bailey is reportedly challenging the arrest as unlawful and that the arresting officer didn’t have reasonable grounds to believe Bailey was driving while intoxicated.