Impaired Driver Program

Due to the NYS Stay-at-Home Order this spring, these courses have been cancelled through May 8, 2020. Please check back for updated information at that time. We look forward to serving you in the future.


Individuals who have been convicted of an alcohol or drug-related driving violation may be required to participate in New York State’s Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) or an approved out-of-state program to regain a conditional license. This class is only available to those who have a court mandate to participate. 

Students may register for this program at any local DMV office. 

Classes are held once a week, for seven consecutive weeks. Classes are typically held Monday-Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Classes usually last for approximately two hours each day. Students may be required to satisfy additional requirements to successfully complete the IDP. Students have the option to take the program at either the main campus of DCC or Dutchess South.

If you have additional questions, please contact Mel Bruschetti, Director, or Grace Diaz, Program Assistant.

Mel Bruschetti:
Dutchess County Impaired Driver Program, Location Code: 1200
53 Pendell Rd, 
Bowne Hall, Rm 124
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Office: 845-431-8903
Fax: 888-972-4606
Email: mbrusche@sunydutchess.edu

Grace Diaz:
Dutchess Community College
Bowne Hall, Rm 124
Office: 845-431-8909
Email: diaz@sunydutchess.edu.

Office Hours: Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:15 a.m - 4:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Further information about the NYS IDP may be found at https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/impaired-driver-program-alcohol-drug-rehabilitation-program