Use of an engine without spark arrester consists of using or operating any locomotive, logging engine, portable engine, traction engine or stationary engine using any combustible fuel when such engine is not provided with an adequate spark arrester kept in constant use and repair.

Attorney's Note

Under the New Mexico Statutes, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
petty misdemeanorup to 6 monthsup to $500
For details, see N.M. Stat. Ann. § 31-19-1

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-17-2

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.

Escape of fire or live sparks from any engine shall be prima facie evidence that such engine has not been adequately equipped with a spark arrester in compliance with this section.

Whoever commits use of an engine without spark arrester is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.