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An alcohol program the court orders you to complete may differ from your Motor Vehicle reinstatement requirements.

Education and therapy classes must begin after the date of your most recent alcohol violation.

Colorado Revised Statute (CRS 42-2-132) requires completion of an OBH licensed Level I or Level II alcohol education and therapy program.

Motor vehicle law is complicated and there are many variables that impact a person’s driver’s license status and conditions for reinstatement. The Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver Control customer service number (303-205-5613) can be called for specific information about the requirements for driver’s license reinstatement. Or you can visit the motor vehicle website at here and click on Driver's License Reinstatement.

Completion of a Level I alcohol education program is required when a minor driver has had their licensed/privilege revoked for one year for their first DUI, DWAI or .02 or more BAC conviction, for a violation that was received while under the age of 21. A minor driver may be required to complete Level II education or Level II education and therapy depending on the alcohol evaluator’s recommendations.

DMV Level II requirements always include both Level II Education and Level II Therapy.

Level II education and therapy is required when a driver is: Convicted of 2 alcohol violations that occurred within 5 years, OR  Convicted of 3 or more alcohol violations in a lifetime, OR  Revoked for having a BAC of .15 or greater (prior to 01/01/14, .17 or greater)  Revoked for multiple BAC tests of .08 or more (Per Se)  Revoked for refusal to take the test (on or after 01/01/14)*       

*Note:  DMV has mandatory 2-year interlock requirement in these circumstances. For more information about interlock restricted licenses you can visit the DMV website here.    

Pursuant to CRS 42-1-102 (68.5) a persistent drunk driver includes someone with a high BAC first offense, one or more prior impaired driving offenses, or someone who refuses to take the test (for offenses on or after 01/01/14).

DMV does not determine the number of hours of therapy a person is required to do for Level II Therapy. If an alcohol evaluation has been done by probation for the last offense, then those recommendations should be followed. If no evaluation has been done, results are not available, or if the evaluator only recommended Level II Education, then the OBH Level II Therapy track guidelines should be used by the DUI licensed treatment agency to determine the number of hours of therapy required to fulfill DMV requirements.

(Information provided is based in part on original information provided by the Colorado State Department of Behavioral Health)