Former New Mexico state rep could be in trouble again


Former state lawmaker Monica Youngblood, who was convicted of DWI, could be in trouble again. 

Three months ago, a judge found former State Rep. Monica Youngblood, guilty of misdemeanor DWI.

She was arrested in May at a DWI checkpoint. 

Youngblood was sentenced to one day in jail, and one year of probation. 

When Youngblood was convicted, back in October 2018, she said she regretted the unfortunate events of that May evening. 

The terms of her probation state she must adhere to random tests, to prove she’s not drinking alcohol or doing drugs. 

According to a spokeswoman with Metropolitan court, Youngblood has taken two of those unexpected ETG tests, and while she didn’t fail them, metro court says there are questions about whether Youngblood may have been trying to cheat the test. 

Her urine was diluted to the point the creatine level was too low to determine a valid result. 

According to the website Recovery Village, Ethyl Glucuronide or ETG found in alcohol can stay in your system for up to three days. 

Wednesday, Youngblood will be going back to court to determine if she’s been trying to cheat on the tests, and whether or not a violation has occurred. 

The District Attorney’s office says it’s just learning about the possible violation, so they were unable to say what may happen if it’s decided she did violate probation. 

Youngblood, who represented northwest Albuquerque, lost her re-election bid in November. 

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