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New Mexico lawmaker enters a no-contest plea in DWI case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Rep. Georgene Louis has entered a no-contest plea after being charged with drunken driving. She was arrested by Santa Fe police in the final days of a legislative session in February. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Louis must complete 24 hours of community service. Her plea deal is for DWI, not aggravated DWI, and other charges were dropped after she provided proof of insurance and registration. The 44-year-old Louis is a Democrat who represents part of Albuquerque's west side and has held the House District 26 seat since 2013. She is not running for a sixth term in November. Louis was one of five Native American legislators in the New Mexico House of Representatives as of 2015.