A judge on Monday postponed a trial until Dec. 16 for Modesto City Schools board member Steven Grenbeaux, who is charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a confrontation with a Caltrans worker in downtown Modesto last year.
Initially, Grenbeaux was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, but the judge reduced the charge at the conclusion of the defendant’s preliminary hearing in June.
The trial is estimated to last two days. The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. April 18, 2012, on L Street between Eighth and Ninth streets.
Testimony in the preliminary hearing indicated Grenbeaux drove his vehicle into a barricaded construction area.
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California Department of Transportation supervisor Dan Robles testified that Grenbeaux’s car bumped his legs.
The school board member denies hitting Robles with his car but has admitted he made a mistake in driving around the barrier.