DWI cases may soon be trending on Twitter

In a few months, hundreds of people facing DWI charges in six New Mexico counties will have their case updates and outcomes broadcast on social media by the state’s Department of Transportation.

It is part of Gov. Susana Martinez’s anti-DWI plan announced in December to hire civilians to try to keep track of how courts handle such cases.

She said she hopes the plan will target generous plea bargains, lenient sentencing, absent police officers and low bond amounts that let suspected offenders out on the streets to possibly continue drinking and driving.

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