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Former Democratic Assemblyman Arrested For DUI Following Police Pursuit

According to court documents, Steven Brooks has been arrested seven times starting in 2013

By Megan Barth, June 27, 2024 1:45 pm

Former Democratic Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested  for DUI after a car chase involving him and the Las Vegas Metropolitan police earlier this morning. 8 News Now reports:

According to police sources, Brooks was taken into custody following a police pursuit that started near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road around 4:30 a.m. and ended less than two miles away at Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road. The intersection remained closed for nearly four hours.

Brooks, who is familiar with law enforcement because of numerous arrests, was expelled from the Nevada Legislature in 2013 for threatening to kill Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who was also serving in the legislature as the Speaker. At the time, Brooks was a second-term Democrat representing North Las Vegas.

According to documents provided by Channel 8, Brooks has been arrested seven times starting in 2013.

  • June 27, 2024 arrest on charges of DUI, assault on a protected person (2 charges), disobeying an officer/endangering other people/property, resisting arrest with the use of a deadly weapon (not a firearm).
  • May 2024 arrest on charges of misdemeanor trespassing and intimidating a public officer. This is a current case in the system.
  • 2021 arrest for possession of a gun by a prohibited person. The district attorney didn’t pursue the case. (emphasis added)
  • 2019 arrest for disorderly conduct, assault on a protected person, and 2 counts of intimidating a public official. The case was dismissed on condition he stay out of trouble. (emphasis added)
  • 2013 arrest for domestic battery, assault on a protected person, giving false statements to police, and resisting an officer. Brooks accepted a plea deal for a lesser charge and was sentenced to 12 to 26 months along with mental counseling.
  • 2013 arrest in Barstow, California after a high-speed chase and assaulting a police dog. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 17 months in prison.
  • 2013 arrest in Carson City for threatening another Nevada lawmaker. He reached a plea deal and did mental health counseling.

Brooks is detained at the Clark County Detention center and is scheduled to appear on the charges at the Las Vegas Justice Court on Friday, June 28.


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2 thoughts on “Former Democratic Assemblyman Arrested For DUI Following Police Pursuit

  1. Maybe this troubled liberal didn’t mean to run from the cops. But when faced with the prospect of showing valid ID, the innocent guy then went into a flashback to the day that him, Don Cornelius, Little Ricardson and Geraldo got stuck with an extra water fountain during Jim Crow.

  2. Restorative justice let him off the hook…in my opinion…. Not doing him or society much of a favor. Contrast his situation with Bundy’s. Are race and political ideology being employed here? Aron Foerd should employ a special prosecutor to investigate, and remove himself from situation, same with Reality Show. In my opinion….DA Wolfeson

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