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The objective of the DUI program is to:

  • Reduce the number of repeat DUI offenses by persons who complete a state-licensed DUI program; and
  • Provide participants an opportunity to address problems

Services provided by the DUI programs include:

  • assessment of the participant's alcohol and drug problem
  • education sessions
  • group counseling and individual counseling sessions
  • alternatives to the abuse of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs
  • The participants will learn effects of alcohol and other drugs, the nature of alcoholism and addiction, impairment of driving abilities, skills, and judgement resulting from consumption of alcohol other drugs, and the effects of alcohol and other drug use on the individual, the family, and society.

How abstinence, additional county requirements, ancillary services, and participation in self-help groups, assist the participant to recognize the effects of chemical dependency and understand the recovery process.

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Wet Reckless Programs
A "Wet Reckless" is a plea bargain down from a DUI charge to a "Wet Reckless" charge. A person participating in a program as a result of a first offense must successfully complete a state-licensed 12-hour program of alcohol and drug education and counseling program.

The programs are designed to enable participants to:

  • consider attitudes and behavior
  • support positive changes in their lifestyle
  • reduce or eliminate use of alcohol and/or drugs.

Wet Reckless Providers

First Offender Programs
A person participating in a program as a result of a first DUI offense must successfully complete a state-licensed three-month or six-month program (depending on blood alcohol levels) including 30-45 hours (depending on blood alcohol levels) of alcohol and drug education and counseling program.

The programs are designed to:

  • enable participants to consider attitudes and behavior
  • positive changes in their lifestyle
  • reduce or eliminate use of alcohol and/or drugs

First Offender Providers

 

Multiple Offender Program
18-Month Programs

Second and subsequent DUI offenders must attend the program for at least 18 months. While in the program, the participants must complete:

  • 52 hours of group counseling
  • 12 hours of alcohol and drug educational sessions
  • 6 (maximum) hours of community reentry monitoring
  • 15 minute individual interviews every other calendar week during the first year of the program

30-Month Programs

A county may elect to provide 30 -month DUI program services for third and subsequent DUI offenders. While in the program participants must complete:

  • 78 hours of group counseling
  • 12 hours of alcohol and drug education sessions
  • 120-300 hours of community service
  • close and regular individual interviews

Multiple Offender Providers