Hearing set for Brooks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More California court dates have been set for former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks on charges stemming from a car chase and police confrontation in March.

Prosecutors say that a Victorville, Calif., judge on Tuesday set a pre-preliminary hearing July 16, and a preliminary hearing July 18.

Brooks’ defense previously asked that he be enrolled in a mental health court program, but that plan was rejected.

Christopher Lee of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office says prosecutors’ offer of two years and eight months in prison remains on the table.

Brooks has been in a San Bernardino County jail since his March 28 arrest along Interstate 15 in Victorville.

That came the same day Nevada lawmakers voted to expel him from the Legislature following his streak of erratic behavior.


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