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Carlsbad and Eddy County agree to track DWI offenders

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) tracking DWI offenders could provide accurate information for the City of Carlsbad and Eddy County, said the program director of the Eddy County DWI Program.

“This MOU would allow the Eddy County DWl Program to pay a (Carlsbad) Municipal Court Clerk’s hourly rate of pay (overtime rate of pay for non-exempt employee and hourly rate for exempt employee) to provide tracking information and data on DWl offenders referred by the Carlsbad Municipal Court,” read a memo from Assistant Carlsbad Chief of Police Jaime Balencia.

Eddy County Board of County Commissioners approved the MOU June 15 and the Carlsbad City Council approved it on July 13.

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