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Ex-Assemblyman Brooks set for Calif. court date

Ex-Assemblyman Brooks set for Calif. court date

CREATED May 31, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is set for a hearing in a California court on charges stemming from a car chase and police confrontation in March.

San Bernardino County prosecutors say the Friday morning hearing in Victorville, Calif., is likely to be a fairly mundane proceeding such as setting a date for another appearance.

Brooks' defense had asked earlier this month that he be enrolled in a mental health court program that would allow him out on probation and hold him accountable for receiving mental health treatment. That plan was rejected.

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 Brooks from the Legislature following his streak of erratic behavior.