Fulton-Montgomery Counties
Drinking Driver Program
(518) 866 -9369

What is FMCDDP?

The FMC DDP program is designed to be both instructional and rehabilitative. The 16 hour, 7 week curriculum follows the national “Prime For Life” model which involves visual as well as oral instruction accompanied by a student workbook. Participating students will be required to follow weekly lessons in their workbooks and complete all homework assignments.

Mission - "NYS Highways Safer"

The Mission of  the Fulton-Montgomery Counties Drinking Driver Program (FMC-DDP) is to make Fulton and Montgomery County Highways safer for motorists and their families.  Working together, saving lives, reducing the number and severity of accidents, and losses caused by drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs.

Program Details

If convicted of an alcohol or drug related driving offense, your license or privilege to drive in New York State will be revoked or suspended.

If the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles determines you are eligible (and you do apply) for a conditional license or conditional driving privileges, you will be mandated to participate in the NYS Impaired Drinking Driver Program. A conditional license will allow you to legally drive within certain limitations.

The court may mandate the Drinking Driver Program as a condition of your sentence. This does not guarantee you will be granted a conditional license, but will still be required to take the DDP Program.

The Fulton-Montgomery Counties Drinking Driver Program (FMC DDP) is designed to be both instructive and rehabilitative. The primary goal is to prevent repeat drinking and drugged impaired driving, thereby reducing the accident potential of high risk participants, making NYS highways safer for motorists and their families.

Time

Classes begin promptly at 7:00 pm and end at 9:30 pm. Motorists are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to be prepared for class.

Cost

The cost of the class is $225.00 payable by cash, check or money order. Checks should be made payable to “FMCDDP”; Payment options available only with advance arrangement by contacting Thomas Traskos at (518) 866-9369.

Screening and Referral

All NYS Impaired Driver Program participants are required to complete a written self-inventory.  Some participants will be referred for a formal substance abuse assessment as a result of this self-inventory.

A referral for assessment may also result from:

  1. Results of a written self inventory. 
  2. Two or more alcohol related convictions within 10 years.
  3. Arrest for an alcohol or drug related driving violation while enrolled in the FMC DDP Program.
  4. Attending class under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 
  5. A student self discloses a substance abuse problem (asks for help). 
  6. Motorist admission they are currently in volved in a treatment program.

Classroom Phase

The FMC DDP program is a mandated 16 hour, 7 week curriculum that follows the “Prime for Life” model which involves visual as well as oral instructions, accompanied by a student workbook. Weekly sessions follow in sequential order, building upon the previous weeks lesson.

Classroom Rules

Class participants must report to class on time and are expected to actively participate in the program, including all assignments.

If a participant misses a class, they will be rescheduled to the next available class, beginning with the class they missed.

Two missed classes or counseling appointments without contacting the FMC DDP Director at (518) 866-9369 will result in an automatic drop from the FMC DDP program and loss of conditional license.

Participants must not be under the influence of alcohol or any other mood altering substances during or prior to sessions.

Confidentiality must be maintained at all times. All information discussed and shared within the FMC DDP is confidential.

Failure to complete all phases (including evaluation or treatment, if required) of the FMC DDP will result in the loss of your conditional license. The original suspension or revocation will then be fully reinstated.

Note: A conditional license is not valid for driving a vehicle that requires the operator to hold a commercial (CDL) driver license or taxicab. Conditional licenses are not valid driving to and from high school.

2017 Class Schedule

  • Thursday May 18 – July 29
  • Tuesday June 20 – August 1
  • Thursday July 27 – September 7
  • Tuesday August 29 – October 10
  • Thursday October 5 – November 16
  • Tuesday November 7 – December 19

Contact Information

Address

4715 State Hwy 30
Amsterdam, NY 12020

Mail Us

P.O. Box 265
Broadalbin, NY 12025
fmcddp@gmail.com

Managers

Mr. Tom Traskos
Phone: (518) 866 -9369

Mr. David Hugo

Sponsors

D. Hugo & Associates