1. An individual issued a summons or notice to appear under section 39-07-07 may appear before the court and elect to attend a driver training course approved by the director in lieu of entry of points on the licensee’s driving record. An individual who elects to attend the course must so notify the court at the time of posting the bond, which is forfeited even though an election is made under this section. The individual who makes the election shall pay the driver training course fee to the driver training course sponsor. If an individual elects to attend the course, the point penalty of five points or fewer for the violation by section 39-06.1-10 may not be assessed if proof of completion of the course is presented to the department within thirty days after the individual notifies the court of the election. An individual may not make an election under this section if:
a. That individual has made an election under this section within the twelve months preceding the date of issuance of the summons or notice to appear;
b. The offense is assigned six or more points; or
c. The offense is an offense listed in section 39-06.1-05.
2. An individual making an election under this section forfeits any point reduction option under section 39-06.1-13.