Driving Under the Influence

Highway Safety Class

This 12 ½ hour class is designed to help individuals arrested for Driving Under the Influence to understand the relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and traffic safety. Individuals will have the opportunity to evaluate their arrest and explore alternatives to avoid any future arrest. Broader implications of their substance use will be discussed and how it directly relates to their family, friends and employment. 

The Pennsylvania DUI Law will be reviewed including information regarding the potential to be arrested for DUI without BAC’s above .08 (unsafe driving, drugs, commercial vehicles, school vehicles, minors)

Individuals will learn about alcohol and how it affects the brain including short term and long-term effects. Since there are many different beers, wines and mixed drinks, information will be provided that details the amount of alcohol in each drink and the length of time the body needs to process the alcohol. In addition to the effects of alcohol, the effects of marijuana and other drugs will also be reviewed.

Basic drug and alcohol education regarding substance use, abuse, and addiction, will be detailed. A list of self-help groups and licensed local treatment providers will be distributed

BDAP AHSS Policy and Procedure

Class Location:

3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D
Altoona, PA 16602

All individuals receiving a DUI in Blair County are required to attend the Blair County Alcohol Highway Safety School unless previously discussed with the Blair County DUI Coordinator.

You must have paid for, in full/exact amount, the cost of the Court Reporting Network interview and complete the interview prior to scheduling and attending the Alcohol Highway Safety School. You must have paid for class, in full/exact amount prior to scheduling and attending. Class cost is included if you apply for ARD, Probation with Restrictive Conditions, or DUI Treatment Court.

Dates of class vary monthly:

Classes are held two times per month.

Please take note of the time on the letter that is sent to you from the DUI Coordinator. That letter will confirm your session dates and times.

Option One

Friday 5:30PM to 10:15PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 5:30PM  – Attendees will receive a half hour for lunch. Lunch is on your own

Option Two

Friday 4:30PM to 9:15PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 5:30PM – Attendees will receive a half hour for lunch. Lunch is on your own.

You may bring a lunch with you, leave for lunch, or order delivery.

Out of county/state client AHSS options:

Please contact Blair County DUI Coordinator, 814-381-0921 x 313, to receive information on where to complete the Highway Safety course in your state. You must first receive permission from the DUI Coordinator before registering for any other course outside of Blair County Drug and Alcohol. If you complete a class that was not approved by Blair County DUI Coordinator, they are able to refuse that completion.

Covid 19:

Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships follows strict CDC guidelines during class. All classrooms are set up for proper social distancing. Masks are required upon entering the building. The classrooms and building are cleaned and disinfected after use. If you do not feel comfortable attending class, you will not be penalized if you call in to reschedule. You must make arrangements with the DUI Coordinator to reschedule for a later date.

No Call/No Show:

Individuals must attend all 12.5 hours of class for successful completion. There is a $10 no call/no show fee imposed. Individuals will not be permitted to reschedule until the fee has been paid.

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