JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Clayton attorney Scott Alan Bailey, convicted earlier this year in a street racing crash that killed an elderly woman in Frontenac more than two years ago, has been indefinitely suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court.
"It is ordered that respondent Scott A. Bailey ... is hereby suspended from the practice of law pending the final disposition of any disciplinary proceeding based upon such conviction or misconduct that resulted in said conviction," the high court said in its Dec. 18 order.
The court also ordered Bailey, 46, to pay all costs in the disciplinary matter against him.
The Supreme Court's decision to suspend Bailey follows his sentencing late last month on charges arising from the 2016 street race with Haven Scooter of St. Charles that killed 73-year-old Kathleen "Kay" Koutroubis, according to local news reports.
A little after 9 p.m. on July 8, 2016, as Bailey and Scooter reportedly were street racing in the southbound lanes of Lindbergh Boulevard in Frontenac at speeds well over 100 mph, Bailey crashed his Mustang GT 5.0 into the back of the Toyota 4Runner driven by Koutroubis. Koutroubis was reported to have been conscious following the crash but later died of internal injuries.
This past September, a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury found Bailey guilty of second-degree manslaughter.
In October, the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel filed a motion for Bailey's interim suspension, according to online records. In early November, Bailey filed an answer to a show cause order and requested a new trial.
Bailey has represented himself during the disciplinary proceedings against him.
On Nov. 30, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Kristine Kerr handed down a suspended four-year prison term and sentenced Bailey to 60 days in jail and five years probation. Kerr allowed Bailey up to 30 days to begin serving his jail time.
Bailey was admitted to the bar in Missouri on Oct. 2, 1998, according to his profile at The Missouri Bar's website.