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Holly Blair arraignment rescheduled for July 25

Lemoore City Councilwoman Holly Blair’s arraignment was rescheduled. 

Blair appeared in court Friday without legal counsel. She told Judge Michael Reinhart that she will provide her own, so the judge rescheduled the arraignment. 

Kings County Assistant District Attorney Matt Darby submitted two criminal protective orders. The two people are not related to Blair. 

Blair is currently facing seven criminal counts related to a high-speed chase across Lemoore that occurred in June. She faces three counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon; one count of felony evading a peace officer; one count of misdemeanor cruelty to a child by endangering health; one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying and obstructing a peace officer; and one count of misdemeanor reckless driving.

The law firm Melo and Sarsfield, LLP was previously representing Blair. Attorney John Sarsfield previously told The Sun that they are no longer representing the councilwoman.

Blair was scheduled to appear at 8:15 Friday, but she arrived in court 15 minutes late.

Her arraignment will be July 25 at 8:15 a.m. at the Kings County Superior Court in front of Reinhart. 

Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.