Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced in California

AP News
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:51 PM

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison, but a judge says he's already fulfilled his sentence.

Steven Brooks was sentenced Friday, after pleading no contest in March to evading a peace officer and resisting arrest in the March 28, 2013, pursuit along Interstate 15.

The judge gave him credit for 970 days, including 485 actual days in jail and credit for another 485 days for good behavior. He's expected to be extradited back to Nevada, where he faces a firearms charge.

The freeway confrontation came hours after he was ousted from the Nevada Legislature by colleagues who said they didn't feel safe around him.