Early Reinstatement for 10 year denial
During a period of time prior to June 17, 2005 some drivers were subject to a mandatory 10-year denial of their driving privilege. Since June 17, 2005, a third DWI conviction results in a mandatory revocation of three years.
The New Mexico Legislature amended Section 66-5-29 NMSA 1978, effective June 15, 2007, to allow an individual subject to a 10-year denial to petition the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to have the current, three-year mandatory revocation period apply instead.
This provision applies exclusively to individuals on a 10-year denial with three and no more than three DWI convictions. The application will be accepted provided that the applicant meets the following requirements: 3 years of the 10-year denial period must be completed; the applicant has maintained an interlock device in their vehicle and an interlock license for 3 years; and the proof can be provided that there have been no violations of the ignition interlock device in the previous six months.
Any individual currently under a 10-year revocation can apply to reinstate early using MVD form 10454. This provision does not exempt a driver from also meeting the reinstatement requirements set forth in New Mexico statute 66-5-33.1.