A Feb. 17 trial date has been scheduled in St. Louis County Circuit Court for Rep. Bradley Robinson, D-Bonne Terre, who is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident.
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.
Robinson is represented by one of St. Louis' most powerful defense lawyers, Travis Noble, a former policeman and drug agent, who has earned a reputation for winning DWI cases (the Robinson cases involves no DWI allegations).
Tara Robinson's trial is scheduled for Nov. 6 in St. Francois County.
Robinson is not seeking re-election.