New Mexico lawmaker's DWI trial set for August
Jul. 10, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker charged with aggravated drunken driving will go to trial in August.
A state district on Tuesday set August 29 at the trial date for GOP State Rep. Monica Youngblood.
Youngblood was arrested in May on suspicion of aggravated DWI 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. The three-term Republican lawmaker responds saying she hadn't consumed any since the day before.
She also mentions she is a state lawmaker who advocates for police.
Youngblood has pleaded not guilty.
Youngblood said in a statement that she regretted the situation, particularly her decision not to take the blood-alcohol test.