2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 5 - Licensing of Operators and Chauffeurs; Financial Responsibility; Uninsured Motorists' Insurance; Identification Cards
Section 66-5-25 - Suspending privileges of nonresidents; reporting convictions; failures to appear; failures to pay.
A. The privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the highways of this state given to a nonresident shall be subject to suspension or revocation by the division in like manner and for like cause as a driver's license may be suspended or revoked.
B. The division is further authorized, upon receiving a record of the conviction in this state of a nonresident driver of a motor vehicle of any offense under the motor vehicle laws of this state, or of notice of failure to appear or upon determination by the division of failure to pay a penalty assessment, to forward the record to the motor vehicle administrator in the state wherein the person so convicted is a resident.
C. Upon a request by a tribe, the division is authorized to forward to a tribal court or other authority, as specified in an applicable intergovernmental agreement, the record of the conviction in this state of a resident driver of a motor vehicle, who is subject to the jurisdiction of the tribe, of any offense under the Motor Vehicle Code [66-1-1 NMSA 1978] or of notice of failure to appear or upon determination by the division of a failure to pay a penalty assessment.
History: 1953 Comp., § 64-5-25, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 247; 1981, ch. 360, § 3; 2003, ch. 164, § 6.
Cross references. — For the definition of "suspension", see 66-1-4.16 NMSA 1978.
For reporting nonresident's accidents under the Driver License Compact, see 66-5-49 NMSA 1978.
The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, added Subsection C.
Procedures employed and causes for which nonresident license may be suspended or revoked are identical with that for the suspension or revocation of a resident operator's license. 1959-60 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 60-167.
Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 7A Am. Jur. 2d Automobiles and Highway Traffic §§ 109 to 124.
60 C.J.S. Motor Vehicles § 164.1.