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If you have been convicted of a DWI first offense and have had no other DWI convictions in this or any other state in the last seven years, you are considered a first offender and belong in an Impaired Driver Intervention Program (IDIP).

Tri-County CAP's  Impaired Driver Intervention Program (IDIP) consists of six class sessions scheduled Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. Saturday classes are held on three consecutive Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

The Weekend Impaired Driver Intervention Program (WIDIP) is an intensified version of the same program, scheduled from Friday afternoon to late Sunday afternoon and requires two overnight stays. The fee includes the cost of room and board.

Each program is 20 hours in duration and consists of the following:

  • A one hour intake interview
  • 18 hours of alcohol and other drug education classes
  • A one hour exit interview that may lead to other possible aftercare recommendations. These recommendations must be followed before license restoration.

If you have been convicted of more than one DWI first offense in any state in the last seven years, regardless of the reason, you are not considered a first offender and must complete the Phase II Program.

The Phase II Program consists of the following:

  • An intensive seven-day and night residential program.
  • Focus on alcohol and other drug education, group interaction as well as individual assessment.
  • All clients are evaluated by the end of the program by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
  • Possible aftercare recommendations that must be followed before license restoration.

This includes room and board. Payment arrangements can be made through the Program Director.

Successful completion of any of the above program means:

  • Consistent and on time attendance
  • Participation in the process
  • Fees paid in full
  • Following any additional aftercare requirements determined by the Program Provider

The aftercare requirements can extend up to six months in duration beyond the court-imposed period of revocation or exit interview, whichever comes later. If you do not agree with your aftercare plan, there are two options which you can choose from: a) Get a second opinion, or b) Request a Department of Motor Vehicle hearing which will afford you the opportunity for a hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Hearings.

NOTE! BY LAW, your license/operating privileges cannot be restored until you have completed the proper program.

IMPORTANT! The law provides substantial penalties for driving after revocation of your license. Penalties for driving after revocation for DWI under RSA 263:641V include:

  • Shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
  • Shall be sentenced for a period of not less than seven consecutive 24 hour periods
  • Shall be fined not more than $1,000.00
  • Shall have his/her license revoked for an additional year

No person shall be excluded from participation in this program on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap.

Any questions concerning Tri-County CAP's IDIP or WIDIP programs
can be directed to Alcohol and Other Drug Division at (603) 752-7941.

Any questions regarding the license restoration process
can be directed to the Div. of Motor Vehicles at (603) 271-3101 or (603) 271-3105.

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