Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program

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The law requires Individuals who receive an alcohol or drug-related traffic offense to attend a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP).

Offender Education Program is a ten (10) hour education program to assist individuals to understand the effects that drinking has on their driving skills, the choices they made that led to their intoxication and arrest, and to helping first-time offenders to consider the consequences of their actions and recognize other options for the future.

Weekend Intervention Program is conducted in forty-eight (48) consecutive hours in a restrictive environment over the course of a weekend designed for repeat offenders or "high risk", first-time offenders using intensive education, small group processes and Individual Counseling.

Clinical Intervention Program is an outpatient program designed for individuals who have not succeeded in making positive choices related to driving while intoxicated. This level of SATOP is a fifty (50) hour program, completed in a minimum of five (5) weeks, consisting of individual counseling, group counseling, and group education, including 10 hours of DWI/DUI programming.