Stop DWI Program in New York City

STOP-DWI stands for Standard Traffic Operations for Driving While Intoxicated. It was created by the New York State legislature in 1981 to reduce the number of people killed or injured in alcohol or drug related traffic crashes. The STOP-DWI program is a self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program which is funded entirely from fines paid by convicted drunk drivers. No additional tax dollars are used. The NY STOP-DWI program is considered the best in the country.

If you are convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated  in New York City, the District Attorney may as part of any plea bargain, or the Judge as part of a conditional discharge require you to participate in the STOP-DWI treatment program. The STOP DWI program is a structured, short term treatment service designed to help motorists avoid future incidents of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The STOP-DWI program is setup to meet the criteria of a court ordered treatment program and a resistant client.  Generally, group sessions are twice a week for three months during evening hours and individual sessions are determined on a case by case basis.  This is the core program. Once the core program is completed there are aftercare and relapse prevention groups for those who require a longer course of treatment.

Each participant will be evaluated to assess the level of substance use and impairment. The STOP-DWI program also requires attendance at self-help recovery groups, random drug tests and breathalyzer test. The STOP-DWI program is a comprehensive program that is much more stringent then DDP and other alternative programs. The cost of STOP-DWI is considerably higher then the alternative programs.

The STOP DWI program usually has a staff of:

  • social workers
  • clinical directors
  • counselors
  • psychiatrists

Manhattan STOP DWI Program

324 West 108th Street (between Broadway & Riverside Dr.)
Room 404
New York, NY 10025
(212) 280-0107

Queens STOP DWI Program

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Pavillion room 332
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 883-2750

Brooklyn Stop DWI Program

Lutheran Medical Center Outpatient Chemical Dependency Service
514 49th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 437-5233

Staten Island Stop DWI Program

Bride Back to Life Center
1688 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 447-5700

Bronx Stop DWI Program

Bronx Lebanon Martin Luther King Jr.
Health Center/Stop DWI Program
21 East Tremont Avenue
4th Floor
Bronx, NY
(718) 518-300 x3764

Todd A. Spodek is a NY Drunk Driving Lawyer with Spodek Law Group P.C. Our attorneys can be reached 24/7 at (888) 997-4123.