The jury in Jason Wahler's civil trial next month is going to have a lot to go on now - The Hills star's lawyer has given the OK for panelists to hear evidence regarding Wahler's 2006 arrest for assaulting a tow truck driver.
The victim, Dario Stevenson, sued the 21-year-old reality TV star and Kristen DeLuca, his model girlfriend at the time, in August 2007, accusing the pair of roughing him up while he was in the process of impounding another car.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth A. Grimes scheduled a Nov. 3 trial.
Jason Wahler - who used to date Lauren Conrad on Laguna Beach and The Hills - declined to challenge a petition by the plaintiff to allow jurors to hear testimony concerning Wahler's behavior when the cops took him into custody.
Grimes prohibited either party from revealing to the panel what Jason Wahler was actually charged with, declaring it inadmissable evidence.
But J-Wahl's behavior during the alleged smackdown is sure to be front and center at the trial, especially considering Stevenson, who's black, has accused the drunken bad boy of lobbing the N-word at the tow truck driver repeatedly.
Stevenson is seeking punitive damages from Wahler for the verbal and physical beatdown. Kristen DeLuca has since settled with the driver out of court.
Wahler, for all his d-bag-like qualities, is still engaged to Katja Decker-Sadowski, who is by all accounts a cute girl. And a fine college tennis player.