DUI & PC 1000

Rim Family Services is a state licensed DUI and PC1000 facility. DUI and PC1000 classes are court or DMV ordered. Programs involve individual appointments, group process, and educational classes. Fees are set by the county and vary between programs. Classes are held weekly.

DUI classes offered are: Wet Reckless (6 weeks), DUI First Offender (3, 4, 6, 9, or 12 months) and DUI Multiple Offender (18 months).

PC1000 is a 20-week, court ordered, drug diversion program. Random drug testing is part of the program.
Please call to enroll (909) 336-1800.

Drunk Driving

Frequently Asked Questions:

How serious is the problem?
Drunk driving is the most frequently committed crime in the United States. In
2009, approximately 1.44 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or narcotics. It is estimated that alcohol and other drugs are a factor in 31% of all fatal automobile accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in
2009, 33,808 people were killed on our nation’s highways–10,839 of these fatalities were alcohol related.  About 3 in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. An alcohol-related motor vehicle crash kills someone every 48
minutes and injures someone every 2 minutes. Traffic crashes are the greatest
single cause of death for every age between the ages of 2 and 34. Beyond the
tragedy of lost lives and painful recovery from injuries, alcohol-related accidents
exact a huge economic cost. In 2008, the financial costs associated with alcoholrelated
crashes in the U.S. were estimated at $51 billion annually.

How does the DUI problem impact young people?
The alcohol-related traffic fatality rate for youth is less than half of what it was in 1988. Youth still are over-represented in fatal crashes compared to the older population. In 2009, 1,314 children under age 14 were killed in traffic crashes. Of those, 181 (14%) occurred in alcohol impaired driving crashes.

What are the penalties for DUI?

  • Fines/Penalties – Approximately $300 – $5,000
  • Jail/Community Service – 2 days to 2 years
  • DUI Program 3, 6, 9, 18 or 30 months
  • Drivers License Suspension 4 months to 5 years
  • How much does a DUI Cost?  Costs for DUI are estimated at more than $8,940 (actual costs may vary). Here is a conservative, itemized breakdown for a first offense:

Fines/Penalties……………………………$1,500
Tow/Impound Fee……………………….$215
Treatment Program (First Offender)….$626
Court Costs………………………………$800
Insurance Increase……………………..$2,700
Attorney Fees…………………………….$2,500
Restitution Fund…………………………$500
DMV Reissue Fee……………………….$100
Total Approximate Cost………………..$8,941

What is blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?
Blood Alcohol Concentration is a measure of the amount of alcohol in the blood stream expressed as a percentage. In 2009, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico had established an illegal BAC level of .08%.

Is it safe to drive after drinking modest
amounts of alcohol?
Just a drink or two can make someone behind the wheel a threat to themselves
and others. Drinking alcohol affects a driver’s coordination, reaction time and
vision (particularly at night). Long before any outward signs of impairment are
recognized, the driver’s judgment, emotions, and confidence are adversely
affected. Even with a BAC as low as .02%, alcohol affects driving ability and crash
likelihood. The probability of a crash begins to increase significantly at .05%
BAC and climbs rapidly after about .08% BAC.  The speed of alcohol absorption affects the
rate at which one becomes drunk. As a person drinks faster than the alcohol can
be eliminated, the drug accumulates in the body, resulting in higher levels of alcohol in
the blood. The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour. Only time will sober a person. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower
will not help to get sober.

When do most DUIs occur?
Most DUIs occur at night (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.).  In 2009, 16% of all drivers in fatal crashes
during the week were alcohol impaired,compared to 31% on weekends. For fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3 a.m., 66% involved alcohol-impaired driving.

Who is at risk?
Young men between 21 and 24 years old reported driving while impaired more
frequently than any other age group. Male drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle
crashes are twice as likely as female drivers to be intoxicated with a BAC of
.08% or higher.  Per 100,000 population, persons 21 to 24
years old had the highest fatality rate, and persons 16 to 20 years old had the highest
injury rate.  In 2009, 56% of the drivers involved in fatal crashes who had been drinking had a BAC of .15% or greater.  The alcohol-impaired driving fatality rate in the past 10 years has declined by 27% — from 0.49 in 2000 to 0.36 in 2009.

*Information taken from California Department of Alchol & Drug Programs website.