Statutory requirement to use the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) approved screening program.
Statute enacted by the Legislature of the State of New Mexico: Section 66-8-102. Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs; aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs; penalties.
Subsection K. reads as follows:
“Upon any conviction pursuant to this section, an offender shall be required to participate in and complete, within a time specified by the court, an alcohol or drug abuse screening program approved by the Department of Finance and Administration and, if necessary, a treatment program approved by the court. The requirement imposed pursuant to this subsection shall not be suspended, deferred, or taken under advisement”.
The DFA approved screening program being used through each of the Local County DWI Programs is: The DWI Offenders Screening Program currently offered by ADE, Inc.
The contact information for the county screening programs located in each county is located in the next link on this page