Jenni Monet, the award-winning journalist whose reports and insights about Native issues are among the most widely read around the world, was arrested in New Mexico last week and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
The incident occurred in Santa Fe on April 5. According to a police report, Monet — whose surname is Monette — was found inside her car in the parking lot of a liquor store.
“A DWI investigation was initiated due to an odor of alcohol coming from the suspects breath,” the report reads. Monet “refused” to engage in a field sobriety test and “resisted deputies as they placed her in handcuffs.”
“The suspect refused to submit to a breath test,” the report continues.