Deranged Democrat Gets the Boot From Nevada Assembly, Leads Police on High-Speed Chase

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

We noted the unhinged hijinx of this Democrat the other day. Apparently he’s crazier than we thought.

Hours after Steven Brooks was expelled from the Nevada Legislature, he was arrested in California after a high-speed chase.

Brooks was arrested by Barstow Police about 7 p.m. Thursday on charges of evading and resisting arrest, throwing objects from his vehicle and harming a police dog.

Brooks is accused of hitting a police dog with a wrench. Officers used a Taser stun gun on Brooks during the arrest.

According to police, the chase began after Brooks refused to pay a tow truck driver after his SUV got a flat tire on Interstate 15 near Lenwood Road. As one officer was talking to the truck driver, Brooks began walking “at a fast pace” toward his car.

Officers ordered Brooks to stop, but he got into the car and began driving south on I-15, police said.

Brooks was driving with a flat tire and sparks and smoke were coming from his car, police said. Officers from California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office joined the chase.

Brooks stopped the car after running over a spike strip, police said, and eventually exited the car. But he went back inside after police sent canine officer “Buck” after him.

Buck jumped through the rear window of Brooks’ car and began attacking him, police said. Brooks then choked Buck and hit him with the socket wrench, police said.

According to the Victorville Daily Press citing an unnamed California Highway Patrol official, Brooks threw several objects, including a handgun, out the window of his SUV as officers chased him.

Barstow police didn’t mention a handgun in their report. California Highway Patrol refused comment on the arrest.

Witnesses filmed the arrest, which shows one officer throwing several punches. It’s unclear which officer threw punches. Barstow Police Officer William Spiller made the arrest.

Brooks, a Democrat from District 17 in North Las Vegas, did not attend the Assembly session in Carson City in which he was expelled in a voice vote.

Brooks is currently being held on $100,000 bail. His court date is set for Tuesday.

Brooks’ troubles began with a Jan. 19 arrest on allegations he threatened Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick because of his committee assignments.

Brooks still faces criminal charges, including a felony, stemming from a domestic violence arrest involving his wife in February. The Kirkpatrick matter is still under review by the Nevada attorney general’s office.

A few days after his Jan. 19 arrest, Brooks was hospitalized for a mental evaluation after a disturbance at his grandmother’s house involving a sword.

Well, now that his political career is over, what’s next, a gig at MSNBC?


11 Responses to “Deranged Democrat Gets the Boot From Nevada Assembly, Leads Police on High-Speed Chase”

  1. David Davenport on 29/29/13 at 10:40 pm

    Well, now that his political career is over, what’s next, a gig at MSNBC?

    Why should his political career be over?

    He’s a Democrat, isn’t he?

  2. Mkelley on 30/30/13 at 12:04 am

    In a related matter: Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne are driving along one dark night when Mary Jo says: “Teddy, I think I’m pregnant. What are we going to do about it?” Ted answers: “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

  3. HSmith on 30/30/13 at 12:18 pm

    To be fair, I must point out that this little drama has been playing out since the last election in November. The RJ has mentioned Brooks’ affiliation numerous times over the last months, and since he was elected from North Las Vegas, even if the paper didn’t mention the party, it would be well known that he is a Dem. That’s just how they vote in NLV. Rest assured, everyone here in southern Nevada knows Steve Brooks’ party.

  4. observer on 30/30/13 at 12:31 pm

    And yes he would get relected if allowed to run again. He is ghetto as is his district. And hewould win in a landslide becuse the district’s voter would be sticking it to the “man”.

  5. mike191 on 30/30/13 at 12:34 pm

    “what difference does it make..” Another, pathogenic dem. who will enhance his “street cred “among his constituents.Meanwhile,aRepublican Senator has used the dreaded term, “wetback”, and has wall to wall coverage by the media to prove him a venal racist replacing any item related to Brooks.

  6. Vic Kelley on 31/31/13 at 3:32 pm

    If he gets put in prison he can always write a children’s book. Then he can turn his life around. I don’t know if msnbc needs him don’t they already have toure and matthews?