Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
Mailing Address: One Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860
Class Location: Sussex County Community College, in the cafeteria in Building D.
Phone: 973-940-5200 ext. 1370
The objective of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) is to ensure that all Sussex County residents convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or related offense comply with the court ordered penalties as specified in Title 39:4-50 et seq., specifically 39:4-50 (f) of the NJ Statues annotated and accompanying regulations of Chapter 162 (10:162-1.1 to 10:162-1.3).
The IDRC office is located in the Sussex County Administrative Center at 1 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860 on the 2nd floor. Office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
The IDRC 12 hour class is held at Sussex County Community College, in the cafeteria in Building D. DUI statute 39:4-50 requires a period of detainment of not less than 12 hours over two consecutive days of not less than six hours each day. The Sussex County IDRC provides this period of detainment one weekend each month, (excluding June and December). Participants are required to be present no later than 9:00 AM and are dismissed at 3:00 PM. Food is not provided or available onsite and participants are not permitted to leave the premises or they will be noncompliant. There is no public transportation available but local taxi service is available for a fee.
The New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program determines the fees that each IDRC can charge. This rate is currently $264.00 for the 12 hour class. This fee must be paid by certified check or money order only. NO PERSONAL CHECKS, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Sussex County IDRC provides the following services:
- The court ordered 12 hour class which includes screenings for referrals for a comprehensive substance use assessment. These assessments must be conducted at an IDRC affiliated agency (link to list of providers or list below?)
- Monitors DUI offenders in treatment and/or attending self-help meetings.
- Provides presentations about the IDRC program to the community when requested.
How will I know when I am scheduled to attend the class once I have been convicted of a DUI or related offense? All offenders are scheduled for the IDRC class by the New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP). The IDP sends class notification letters three to four months after the conviction date. If you have not received a scheduling letter after four months from your conviction date please call the New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program at 609-815-3100.
This is an English speaking only class. If you need a Spanish speaking class you will have to be transferred to Hudson County. Please call the office to discuss these arrangements.
Sussex County IDRC office: 973-940-5200, ext. 1370
Due to confidentiality and HIPAA federal and state regulations, you must call the office to obtain specific personal information regarding your IDRC status. No information can be released to attorneys or family members without a signed release.
State of New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program: 609-815-3100
State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission: 888-486-3339