Ignition Interlock Program

Ignition Interlock Program

Esteban Trujillo, Interlock Program Manager
505-660-1967
Esteban.Trujillo2@state.nm.us

For General Information and/or for information about the Ignition Interlock Indigent Fund Please Contact the Traffic Safety Division Front Desk.
505-827-0427

NM law mandates an ignition interlock license and the installation of the device on every vehicle driven by anyone in the State convicted of a DWI. This includes first-time DWI offenders. The NMDOT/TSD is responsible for the licensing and certification of ignition interlock providers. TSD staff members monitor, investigate and resolve complaints and respond to calls from the public, service providers and other government agencies for information about ignition interlock requirements.

    TSD also administers a legislatively mandated ignition interlock indigent fund to provide a subsidy to indigent offenders required to install an interlock device in their vehicles. If indigency is granted and provided that money is available in the Interlock Device Fund, the NMDOT Traffic Safety Division shall pay for one vehicle per offender, up to: $50.00 for the cost of installation; $30.00 monthly for verified active usage of the interlock device, and up to $50.00 for the cost of removal. The offender is responsible for all other charges associated with the installation, servicing and removal of the ignition interlock device.

    To view, download and/or see if you qualify for the Ignition Interlock Indigent Fund, please click on the application link below.