Wisconsin Alcohol and Crime Briefs

April 2010

In an effort to address some of the highest DUI rates in the U.S. and reduce jail stays, Waukesha, Wisconsin, has modified Wisconsin’s successful Pretrial Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program to include criteria-based alcohol monitoring as a condition of bond. The new program elements include referrals to alcohol/drug assessment and recommended treatment, as well as standards for 24/7 Continuous Alcohol Monitoring. Judges will have the discretion to monitor first-time OWI offenders and will monitor all OWI offenders under the age of 21, every 2nd or 3rd time offender who presents with a sample of .15 BAC or higher, and every fourth or higher offender.

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