Monica Youngblood released from jail

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State Rep. Monica Youngblood has been released after spending less than 24 hours in jail.

Youngblood was arrested in May at a DWI checkpoint on Paseo del Norte and Golf Course.

The lawyer was sentenced to 24 hours in lockup after being found guilty of aggravated DWI.

Even though state law says the punishment for first offense aggravated DWI is no less than 48 consecutive hours in jail. 

She was already credited with a whole day after spending four hours behind bars the night she was arrested.

Monday, Youngblood reported at 10 a.m. to serve another 24 hours. However, she was released Tuesday five hours early, just before 5 a.m.

According to a jail spokesperson,  once midnight hits, they consider that the beginning of day two. 

This means Youngblood could have reported at 8 p.m. Monday night and still be released Tuesday morning. 

The spokesperson did not explain why they handle things this way.

Altogether, Youngblood spent about 23 hours in jail for aggravated DWI. 

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