New Mexico lawmaker’s DWI trial postponed

September 11, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a New Mexico state lawmaker charged with aggravated drunken driving has been postponed.

Court records show the trial for Rep. Monica Youngblood, an Albuquerque Republican, has been reset for later this month. It previously had been scheduled for Wednesday, but a judge Monday granted her attorney’s request for a delay because another attorney joining her legal team will be out of state.

Youngblood’s new trial date is Sept. 25.

Youngblood was arrested in May at an Albuquerque checkpoint where she complied with a field sobriety test but refused a blood-alcohol test.

Video shows an officer telling her he can smell alcohol. She said she hadn’t consumed any since the day before.

She also mentions she is a lawmaker who advocates for police.

Youngblood has pleaded not guilty.

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