§ 265-A:42 Attendance at Impaired Driver Intervention Program Required
265-A:42 Attendance at Impaired Driver Intervention Program Required.
I. The director shall not restore the license or driving privilege of any person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended pursuant to RSA 265-A:2, I or 265-A:3 until such person has furnished proof of successful completion of an impaired driver intervention program which is:
(a) Approved by the commissioner of the department of health and human services and the commissioner of safety pursuant to RSA 265-A:39 and RSA 265-A:40;
(b) Approved by the court or the department of safety, in the case of a person who is not a resident of this state; or
(c) Operated by the department of corrections and approved pursuant to RSA 265-A:39, II.
II. For the purposes of this section, “successful completion” means meeting further counseling requirements, if any, arising out of the final evaluation given to the offender at the I.D.I.P. or the M.O.P. or its equivalent; provided, however, that the offender shall have the right to a hearing before the commissioner or designee, who shall determine whether the further counseling requirements arising out of the final evaluation are warranted and appropriate, and whether the offender should be eligible for license restoration.
III. Successful completion shall also include attendance at the I.D.I. P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program and payment of all assessed I.D. I.P., M.O.P., and equivalent program fees, except in the case of attendance at programs operated by the department of corrections. Failure of the offender to make full payment of the assessed fee may also result in petition for contempt of court charges against the offender.
IV. (a) Upon enrolling in an impaired driver intervention program, a person shall provide to the program an original certified copy of the person's driver's license record. Such record shall be secured from the division of motor vehicles, or from the state in which the person holds a driver's license, if an out-of-state resident. The person shall pay for all costs involved in securing the certified copy.
(b) In the case of enrollment in the 7-day multiple DWI offender intervention program, a person shall provide such certified copy at the time of enrollment or prior to the issuance of a report under RSA 265-A:40, III and RSA 265-A:18, VIII.
V. (a) A person shall be presumed to have furnished proof of successful completion of an impaired driver intervention program if the person furnishes a report indicating that he or she has successfully completed the I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program, including, but not limited to, that he or she has met all further counseling requirements of the program and that he or she has paid all assessed program fees. The presumption may be overcome by a hearing requested by the department, or the I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program, with notice to the person and an opportunity for the person to be heard, where the department and/or the I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program, shall have the burden of proving that the person has not successfully completed an impaired driver intervention program.
(b) The I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program shall inform the department in writing of any further treatment it deems necessary in order to be considered a completed program before a license suspension should be restored. The department shall notify the licensee of his or her ability to request a hearing to dispute the findings and the licensee shall inform the department of safety if the licensee requests a hearing within 20 days of receipt of such notice. At such hearing the I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program shall have the burden of proving the person has not successfully completed an impaired driver intervention program. The I.D.I.P., the M.O.P., or an equivalent program shall inform the department in writing within 5 days after the successful completion, including meeting all further counseling requirements, of the program attended by the licensee.