DUI/Intermediate Punishment (IP)

The DUI/IP Program is a combination of Qualified Restrictive Intermediate Punishment Programs and Restorative Sanctions that satisfy the mandatory minimum requirements of multiple-offense DUI offenders facing 90 day and 1 year terms of imprisonment. The individual phases of this program promote employment, accountability, and reduction of chemical dependency to improve the lives of addicted offenders and increase community safety.
Intermediate Punishment
Those individuals requesting a DUI/IP sentence must receive a drug and alcohol evaluation prior to sentencing at the Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission. The cost of the evaluation is $60 and must be paid at the time of the evaluation. In order to be eligible for an intermediate punishment sentence, the defendant must comply with the recommendation of the case manager. To contact the Case Management Unit, you can call 717.240.6303.

Typical DUI offenders facing a mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration of 90 days or 1 year will serve 1-third of their mandatory minimum sentence in the Work Release Program of the Cumberland County Prison. The remaining portion of their mandatory minimum sentence will be served under House Arrest/Electronic Monitoring (EM). During the House Arrest/EM portion of their sentence, offenders will be placed on intensive supervision and drug tested frequently. Offenders are expected to maintain employment, attend any recommended counseling, make regular payments toward fines, costs and restitution, and remain on good behavior. Upon successfully completing the House Arrest/EM portion of their sentence, the offender is transferred to a general line probation officer for a period of 1 year. If the offender successfully completes 1 year of general supervision, he or she is placed on administrative supervision for the balance of their sentence.

Eligibility for the IP Program includes persons convicted of an offense who would otherwise be sentenced to a county correctional facility, who do not demonstrate a present or past pattern of violent behavior, and who would otherwise be sentenced to partial confinement or total confinement. The term does not include offenders with a current conviction or a prior conviction within the past 10 years for any of the following offenses:
  • Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault by Prisoner
  • Assault by Life Prisoner
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Arson and Related Offenses
  • F1 Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Incest
  • Escape

Additional program guidelines include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Offenders must be a Cumberland County resident while on House Arrest/EM
Offenders must comply with any treatment recommendations
Offenders must agree to pay all fees associated with the IP Program
Offenders must agree to all terms and conditions of the IP Program
DUI offenses, in which an accident occurred, will be reviewed on a case by case basis