Tech’s Scott Arraigned on Felony Charges

Michigan Tech junior John Scott was charged late Saturday with intentionally ramming another vehicle while driving drunk, according to the Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton.

Scott was charged with three counts — malicious destruction of property between $1,000-20,000, assault with a dangerous weapon and operating while intoxicated. The first two are felonies, and are punishable by up to five and four years in prison, respectively.

Scott, from St. Catharines, Ont., had two goals and six points in 36 games this past season for the Huskies. He’s played 102 games over this three years so far.

According to officials, Scott was approached about 11 p.m. by another Michigan Tech student who accused Scott of backing into his car. The report says that Scott then became abusive and threatening with the other student. When the other student drove away, Scott allegedly followed him around the downtown Houghton loop while the student tried to call the police on his cell phone, the paper said.

Scott eventually tracked him down, and rammed his car into the other student’s, according to the report. He was then arrested by police, who also found him to have a blood alcohol level, exceeding the legal limit of 0.08.