State representative’s drunken driving trial pushed back

State Rep. Monica Youngblood’s trial on an aggravated drunken driving charge has been pushed back to Sept. 25, according to online court records.

Youngblood’s attorney, Paul Kennedy wrote in his request for the delay that he would like to add a second lawyer, Justine Fox-Young, to the defense team and she is not available for the trial on Wednesday. Fox-Young is a former state legislator who represented House District 30 in northeast Albuquerque.

Kennedy wrote that prosecutors did not oppose his request, and court records show that Youngblood’s bench trial before a Metropolitan Court judge has been reset. Kennedy pointed out that the trial bad been reset once before.

Youngblood, a three-term Republican lawmaker, was arrested May 20 at a sobriety checkpoint. She represents House District 68 in northwest Albuquerque, and is up for re-election in November.