Judge sentences Youngblood to day in jail, 1 year of probation
October 03, 2018 05:25 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - State Representative Monica Youngblood was in an Albuquerque courtroom Wednesday morning to hear her sentence.
Youngblood was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and will have to spend one day in jail. She has until October 19 to turn herself in, giving her 15 days to appeal the sentence if she chooses to.
"I am and have always said I would accept the consequences laid out in this process and that’s what I plan to do," Youngblood said.
Youngblood faced a mandatory two days in jail however the judge reduced that to one day, counting the night of her arrest.
She was charged with aggravated DWI following her arrest in May at a DWI checkpoint in northwest Albuquerque.
Nearly 40 minutes of police lapel cameras showed her interaction with officers. Youngblood is seen taking a field sobriety test but then refusing to take a breathalyzer.
Despite the sentence, Youngblood is still running for reelection in November.
Updated: October 03, 2018 05:25 PM
Created: October 03, 2018 05:54 AM
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