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A Republican state legislator from New Mexico was busted for driving under the influence recently, and the bodycam footage was released this week. The lawmaker, Monica Youngblood, can be heard on the video (after failing the field sobriety tests) begging the officer to let her go because she “fights for them everyday.” The officer wasn’t having it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/watch-republican-lawmaker-begs-cops-look-way-dui-stop-fight-guys/
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A few days ago a Republican lawmaker from the state of New Mexico was busted for a DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. Yesterday, the body cam footage from that arrest was finally released, and we get to see this Republican lawmaker begging police officers not to arrest her because, as she says, she's the one who goes out there and fights for them everyday, so logically, they should return the favor and just let this woman who broke the law go free. It's a longer clip, but I wanted everybody to see her fail her sobriety test first, and then hear her begging the police officer to let her off the hook for it. Take a look.
Do you have ... What level of education do you have? I'm sorry to ask you that, I know it's personal, but ...
I have a high school ...
... diploma plus a real estate license.
Plus I'm a state rep.
Oh good. So you can count backwards I'm assuming, and you know your alphabet.
Okay. Can you count backwards from 47 to 32 for me please, out loud?
47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
All right. And can you recite your alphabet, starting with F, ending with R? F to R. Out loud please.
F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
Do you have anything in your mouth? Like gum or tobacco or anything like that?
Can I see? Lift up your tongue. Thank you.
So the test that you just did Monica, they're not pass or fail tests, there are just certain clues that I look for, okay, that measure impairment. Okay? So what needs to happen now is I need to get you down 'cause I need you to do a breath test, okay? Depending on the results of that breath test is how we go from here, okay? So I need to ...
But I ... I ...
Place you under arrest for DWI. So go and turn around for me and put your arms up high please.
No, no, no. No, no, no.
Yes, turn around. Turn around. Turn around. Turn around. Turn around, and put your hands up.
This is not happening.
Turn around and place your hands behind your back. You have had alcohol, I can smell alcohol, and my tests show.
I have not had alcohol.
Okay. Well then we need to decide it to take the breath test or not and then that'll show that.
No. I'm not going to ...
Well, it's up to you. If you don't want to do the test, I can't force you to. There are penalties, but I'll read you that once you get over there.
I literally did everything right.
You didn't do everything right. They're not pass ...
I did too.
Stop turning around on me please. Thank you so much. They're not pass or fail tests, there are just certain clues that are observed and you exhibited quite a bit of those clues. So let's walk over to my car please. Okay, this way.
At least, what ...
My dog is in the car.
740 I have all units involved in ...
We're going to take care of the dog.
... moved over to event 7, every 54 and everything done by any of the units that were previously on ...
My husband ...
Well I'm sorry that you guys were in the argument, I mean, that's ... I don't mean to add more issues to your night, but ...
It's not a matter of my night. It's the seriousness. I literally fight for you guys every ...
Well that doesn't make it okay to drink and drive.
I'm not drinking and driving.
Well then once we do the breath test, it'll show.
I fight for you guys every time I get to. Seriously.
Here's the thing. This Republican state law maker from New Mexico, Monica Youngblood is her name, she broke the law.