New Mexico

New Mexico Legislation

Year of last legislative change: Awaiting data
Year of last revision to administrative code: 2007
Most challenging aspects associated with introducing and passing interlock legislation:
Educating legislators about the importance of interlocks and the positive impact on impaired driving and ensuring safer roads.
Changes for program improvement being pursued:
Updating the 2007 rules and regulations
Who is eligible for an interlock in your state according to legislation (Data provided by CIIM):
All impaired drivers
Can impaired drivers 'wait out' their interlock requirement:
Is an interlock required on test refusal:

Program Authority

Type of program: Awaiting data
Agency/agencies with authority over the interlock program: Awaiting data
Agency/agencies with authority over participant monitoring: Awaiting data
Agency/agencies with authority over sanctioning interlock program participants: Awaiting data
Agency/agencies with authority to approve devices: Awaiting data
Training available for judges, law enforcement, and lawyers:
DWI Program

Program Features

Hardship license available to first offenders: Awaiting data
Hardship license available to repeat offenders: Awaiting data
Hardship license (First offenders, Repeat offenders, All): Awaiting data
Lookback period: Awaiting data
Source of funding: Interlock Device Fund - Offender must pay no less than $50 and no more $100 for each year required to have interlock to ensure the solvency of the interlock device fund (66.8-102.3). All money in the interlock device fund is appropriated to the traffic safety bureau of the department of transportation to cover part of the costs of installing, removing and leasing ignition interlock devices for indigent people. Any balance remaining in the interlock device fund shall not revert to the general fund at the end of any fiscal year.
Indigent funding is available to participants: Yes
Qualification requirements for indigent funding: TSB provides a subsidy that is funded through an annual appropriation from liquor excise tax and $100/year fee collected by the service centers.
Frequency of interlock device service: Awaiting data


Participation Rate: Awaiting data
Number of interlock program participants in 2019: Awaiting data
Indicator used to determine the number of participants in the interlock program (e.g., certificate of device installation, certificate of device removal): Awaiting data
Indicator(s) used in state as the best measure(s) of the eligible population of offenders for the interlock program to determine the program participation rate: Awaiting data
Penalties for non-compliance: Awaiting data

Program Length

Length of Hard Suspension

1st offenders: Awaiting data
2nd offenders: Awaiting data
3rd offenders: Awaiting data
4th and subsequent offenders: Awaiting data

Interlock Program Length

1st offenders: 12 months
2nd offenders: 24 months
3rd offenders: 36 months
4th and subsequent offenders: Lifetime


Program length is extended for non-compliance: Awaiting data
Length of extension for non-compliance: Awaiting data
Program length is reduced for compliance: Awaiting data
Length of reduction for compliance: Awaiting data
Frequency of sanctions imposed for non-compliance: Awaiting data
Program exit requirements: Compliance-based removal


Treatment is required for the interlock program: Yes
Components applied to treatment: Yes

Data Collection & Management

Agency responsible for collecting data: Awaiting data
Overview of Data Management: Awaiting data
Barriers to data collection: Awaiting data
Vendors in State

Vendor Oversight

Number of Vendors in State: 8
Agency responsible for vendor oversight: Traffic Safety Bureau
Approval process for new vendors: Awaiting data
Vendor recertification: Annually
Interlock technology features (Data provided by CIIM): Camera
Radius requirement for service centers: Yes
Radius requirement: 100-miles