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 30-day, 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.  There is no fee for 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, call 717.240.6300.

Typical DUI offenders facing a mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration of 30 days, 90 days, or 1 year will serve one-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, they are placed on administrative supervision for the balance of his or her sentence.

Eligibility for the IP Program includes persons convicted of an offense who do not demonstrate a present or past pattern of violent behavior and would otherwise be sentenced to partial or total confinement in a county correctional facility.  The term does not include offenders with a current or 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

Expanded DUI/IP Program

The Cumberland County DUI/IP Program has been expanded to include DUI offenses with mandatory minimum sentences of 48 hours, 72 hours, 5 days, and 10 days.  To be eligible for Expanded IP, individuals must be a resident of Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Adams, Franklin, or Perry County.

Individuals requesting an Expanded IP Sentence must receive a drug and alcohol evaluation prior to sentencing by a licensed drug and alcohol agency.  The defendant must comply with the recommendation of the drug and alcohol evaluation.

Offenders eligible for the Expanded IP Program will serve their mandatory minimum on House Arrest/EM supervision.  While on house arrest, the offender will be allowed to leave his or her home for work and drug and alcohol treatment.  Any case carrying a 48-hour, 72-hour, 5-day, or 10-day mandatory minimum sentence with a DUS (DUI-Related) or DUS (DUI-Related with Alcohol in System) will serve the DUS sentence on work release.  

Throughout the sentence, offenders are expected to maintain employment, attend recommended drug and alcohol treatment, submit to drug testing, make regular payments of costs and fines, and remain on good behavior.