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New court date for ex-Nevada lawmaker Brooks in California case


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AMR paramedics and Barstow Police officers take a suspect believed to be ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks into custody , along the Interstate 15 in Victorville, Calif., on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The suspect led police officials from several departments on between Barstow and Victorville before being taken into custody. (Amanda Touchstone,

Brooks arrested in California

Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, holds his arms up as he is arrested, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Victorville, Calif. Brooks led police on a chase from Barstow, Calif., until his tires were spiked in Victorville, Calif. Brooks was arrested on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature. Launch slideshow »

More court proceedings are in store for former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks after a judge heard police testimony about a Southern California car chase and police confrontation in March.

A Victorville, Calif. court on Tuesday scheduled Brooks for an arraignment Aug. 6.

KSNV-TV reports Barstow police officer William Spiller testified Tuesday that a disheveled Brooks was arguing with a tow truck driver about a flat tire on March 28.

Spiller says Brooks then took off in his vehicle and led officers on a 20-minute chase.

Forty-one-year-old Brooks was arrested along Interstate 15 in Victorville after a struggle and has been in a San Bernardino County jail ever since.

The confrontation came hours after Nevada lawmakers voted to expel the Democrat from the Legislature in light of his erratic behavior.

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