New Mexico’s State Rep. Monica Youngblood tried to use her charm to persuade a police officer to waive her drunk driving offense.
Youngblood, 41, was arrested in Albuquerque on Sunday morning. A video shows Youngblood tearing up and begging the police officer not to arrest her. Youngblood told the officer she was a state legislator.
“I literally fight for you guys… I fight for you guys every time I get the chance,” Youngblood said in the video. “So many people tell me that you guys treat people of color like s**t, and I always stood up for you.”
“I’m the one that runs the death penalty for people who try to kill cops and child murderers,” she said.
The police officer responded: “Well, I appreciate all that, but that doesn’t change anything.”
The Albuquerque Journal reported that in 2015, Youngblood co-sponsored a bill that supported harsher penalties to repeat drunk drivers.
Youngblood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.