Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Judge finds Robinson guilty in felony hit and run case

Sentencing for former Rep. Brad Robinson, D-Bonne Terre, who was found guilty by a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge earlier today, will be held March 26. Robinson was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a Jan. 1 incident which left the victim seriously injured:

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.

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