BARSTOW, CA. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks appeared today via teleconference in a California courtroom in Barstow on charges relating to his arrest on Thursday from a high-speed chase involving California police.
Brooks is facing charges of resisting a peace officer with force, willful harm to a police-serving dog, felony evading and throwing objects from a vehicle with intent to harm.
According to KSNV, Brooks asked for a reduction on his $100,000 bail because his family wants to take him in for a psychiatric evaluation. He is set to appear in San Bernardino County Court again on April 9 for another hearing.
On Thursday, March 28, Brooks was involved in an altercation with a tow truck driver and fled from police, prompting a high-speed chase, according to police reports. Other police departments helped in the Brooks pursuit. A spike strip was used to stop Brooks’ vehicle, and he pulled over north of Stoddard Wells Road.
Brooks was subdued with punches and a Taser, arrested at gunpoint and jailed in California's San Bernardino County after police say he attacked a police dog with a wrench.
His arrest on Thursday came just hours after the Nevada Assembly expelled him.