AG will investigate if Youngblood used position to influence officers

State Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office says it will look into whether or not State Rep. Monica Youngblood used her position to try to sway officers during her recent DWI arrest.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports, the review comes after the state’s Democratic Party questioned whether the Republican lawmaker had inappropriately used her official status to influence police.

The State Governmental Conduct Act makes it a crime for public officials to use their offices to obtain personal benefits.

During Youngblood’s arrest, she did mention her work as a legislator.

Youngblood is charged with aggravated DWI because she refused to take the breath test.

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