There are two parts to the Intoxicated Driver Program: an assessment and a driver safety plan.
Anyone convicted of a operating while intoxicated (OWI) related offense is required to contact the approved assessment facility for their county of residence within 72 hours of conviction or immediately upon receipt of an order from the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The assessment evaluates an individual's alcohol and/or other drug use habits. Assessors use the Wisconsin Assessment of the Impaired Driver (WAID) to determine whether drivers need education, treatment, or both to reduce the likelihood they will drive impaired in the future.
Driver safety plan
A driver safety plan is prepared following the assessment. Completion of the driver safety plan is required to have driving privileges restored.
Find county coordinators and assessment facilities
Intoxicated Driver Program assessments are done in the county in which the driver lives. County-designated assessment agencies are responsible for assessing drivers. The Department of Health Services maintains a directory of all county coordinators and county-designated assessment facilities.
Resources for assessors, coordinators, and supervisors
The Department of Health Services maintains a library of forms for Intoxicated Driver Program.
The following is a list of rules and regulations.
- Wis. Stat. § 51.42 - Community mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse services
- Wis. Stat. ch. 343 - Operators' licenses
- Wis. Stat. ch. 346 - Rules of the road
- Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 62 - Assessment of drivers with alcohol or controlled substance problems
- Wis. Admin. Code ch. TRANS 107 - Driver licensing of persons with chemical abuse or dependency problems
For more information
Call 608-266-9485 or email Andrea Jacobson with questions or concerns about the Intoxicated Driver Program.