Robinson, 42, a Bonne Terre Democrat, admitted in court testimony Wednesday that he was driving the pickup truck that struck a man walking along a St. Francois County roadway. Robinson and his wife pulled into a nearby high school parking lot to switch seats after the collision, then drove back to the scene, according to court testimony.
Robinson's wife and a friend administered aide to the injured man before paramedics and police arrived, but Robinson said he never left the pickup truck and did not talk with officers at the scene. Instead, he testified, he called the St. Francois County sheriff, Dan Bullock, to report the collision.
Robinson did not seek re-election.