Carlsbad mayor asks governor for more road patrols

KRQE News 13 Breaking News, Albuquerque NM

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The mayor of Carlsbad and other local leaders are asking the New Mexico governor for help in patrolling highways.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that Mayor Dale Janway is appealing to Gov. Susana Martinez for more state police on roadways in the wake of four fatalities this month.

In a letter sent to Martinez on Wednesday, Janway says a lack of law enforcement on more remote highways has led to more “recklessness and complacency” among drivers.

Janway cites the deaths of two people in a collision on U.S. 285 on Monday as a recent example.

Carlsbad City Councilman Jason Shirley is also asking state transportation officials to put up more checkpoints along the highway.

Calls to Martinez’s office seeking comment were not immediately returned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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