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State lawmaker found guilty of DWI

The Associated Press & KOB
September 25, 2018 04:36 PM

A New Mexico lawmaker has been found guilty of DWI.

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Monica Youngblood, a Republican from Albuquerque, was arrested in May on suspicion of aggravated DWI during a checkpoint stop.

Police video of the stop shows she complied with a field sobriety test but refused a blood-alcohol test. After an officer tells her he can smell alcohol, she responds by saying she hasn't consumed any since the day before.

She also mentions she is a lawmaker who advocates for police, saying "I fight for you guys every time I get the chance. Seriously."

Youngblood will be sentenced October 3.

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