IDRC approved alcohol rehab facilities

Among the changes to New Jersey drunk driving law on January 20th of this year was the requirement that for a third offender to receive credit against a jail term, he or she will have to attend an alcohol rehab program that has been approved by the IDRC.

The exact language in 39:4-50(a)(3) provides as follows:

For a third or subsequent violation, a person shall be subject to a fine of $1,000.00, and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than 180 days in a county jail or workhouse, except that the court may lower such term for each day, not exceeding 90 days, served participating in a drug or alcohol inpatient rehabilitation program approved by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and shall thereafter forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for 10 years.

The Department of Health and Senior Services has promulgated a list of approved IDRC alcohol rehab facilities. They can be downloaded here.

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