Friday, August 01, 2008
Aug. 11 trial date set for Bonne Terre Democrat
An Aug. 11 trial date has been scheduled in St. Francois County Circuit Court for Rep. Bradley Robinson, D-Bonne Terre, who is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony.
The case had originally been set for trial in July, but was postponed when Judge Sandy Martinez recused herself. The Missouri Supreme Court appointed Judge Scott Thomsen as her replacement.
Robinson, 42, was allegedly driving his pickup on Jan. 1 when he struck a man, severely injuring him. Surveillance video purportedly shows Robinson and his wife changing places to make it appear that Robinson's wife Tara was driving, and then leaving the scene. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, five passengers in the pickup have been granted immunity in exchange for their testimony against the Robinsons.
Court records indicate Tara Robinson's trial will be held Sept. 4, a postponement from the original July 18. Mrs. Robinson is charged with a misdemeanor, making a false declaration.
Bradley Robinson is not seeking re-election.