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Mets executive Zack Scott's drunk driving case headed for trial

Mets acting general manager Zack Scott will be

Mets acting general manager Zack Scott will be in White Plains City Court for a non-jury trial Dec. 8. Credit: Jim McIsaac

WHITE PLAINS — Zack Scott’s drunk-driving case is going to trial.

His hearing in White Plains City Court on Thursday resulted in a non-jury trial being set for Dec. 8.

Scott, the Mets’ acting general manager, has been on paid administrative leave since he pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated and three lesser charges on Sept. 2.

The Mets declined to comment Thursday. Team president Sandy Alderson said previously that the Mets would not say anything about or do anything with Scott until the court proceedings played out. It is not clear if or how that will change now that a trial is not scheduled to happen for two months.

The hearing before judge Eric P. Press on Thursday was conducted virtually. There was no official offer of a plea bargain from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office. Scott’s counsel requested the trial, which Scott will have to attend in person.

Scott was arrested at 4:17 p.m. on Aug. 31 after being found asleep behind the wheel while stopped at a traffic light in White Plains. He failed field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer test.

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