Driving While Impaired / Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
The Driving While Impaired Program is provided to all persons whose license has been suspended/revoked for an alcohol or drug related offence. Participation is required by provincial law and we recommend that you do not wait until the very end of your suspension to make an appointment as there could be a waiting list to get in. Also you will receive information that may help you in your process.
There is a fee of $417.52 paid to the Registry of Motor Vehicles for convictions in Nova Scotia. For convictions outside of Nova Scotia, the fee is $399.32 and will be paid directly to Addiction Services. These fees must be paid prior to initial appointment with Addiction Services for assessment.
The Driving While Impaired Program includes:
- Intake/assessment - A one on one session with a DWI Outreach Worker
- DWI group program - A one day education program in a group environment.
- Follow up appointment - After completion of the assessment and group program, you meet with the DWI Outreach Worker once again to go over all the paperwork and answer any final questions. Some individuals may need further treatment.
Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
The interlock is a small, hand-held breath – testing device fitted to a vehicles ignition. Individuals need to breathe into this device to start the vehicle and breath samples will be required intermittently while the individual continues to drive. If alcohol is detected above the pre-set limit, the vehicle will not start. All the data is recorded and participants are required to attend bi – monthly appointments with Addiction Services to review the data and monitor your progress. To learn more about the eligibility for this program please contact the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Fees apply.
For more information, please click on the following links:
Traffic Injury Research Foundation...
Registry of Motor Vehicles
Foundation for Traffic Safety...