According to the Santa Fe Adult Detention Center, House Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee chairwoman Rep. Georgene Louis (D-Bernalillo) was booked into jail on charges of aggravated DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), speeding, evidence of registration, and no insurance. The aggravated DWI charge could have been if Louis refused to submit to a breathalyzer and it does not allow Louis to be released on bond.
Louis is an attorney who represents the Pueblo of Tesuque, among other clients. It is unclear if her membership to the New Mexico Bar, which she has been a member of since 2004, will suspend her ability to practice due to the arrest and potential future conviction.
The Democrat lawmaker is currently being held at the Santa Fe Adult Detention Facility, according to the Facility’s report, which booked her at 5:46 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022.
This morning, radical Democrat bills were set to be heard in the Committee, including gas tax S.B. 14 by Sen. Mimi Stewart (who previously had a DWI). The Piñon Post confirmed with the committee staff that the meetings were canceled until further notice — stalling the radical Democrat legislation on its second to last hurdle before the Governor’s desk.
In previous committee hearings, Louis limited public comment to only 20 minutes per side, gagging the voices of countless New Mexicans wanting to participate in the democratic process.
Attempts to reach Rep. Louis’ office were unsuccessful, although the Piñon Post was directed to her communications team, which did not immediately respond to a phone call.