Lea County DWI Introduces New Misdemeanor Supervision Program

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - A new program in Lea County is taking misdemeanor cases to the next level, hoping to combat more serious crimes.

The Lea County DWI program is kicking off a misdemeanor compliance initiative.

It's aimed at following-up with minor offenses, offering supervision and treatment.

The clients will be referred by Lea County Judges.

The Program Director tells NewsWest 9, the program won't cost taxpayers; offenders will pick up the tab.