Intoxicated Driver Program (OWI)

Dane County Intoxicated Driver Program

What is an OWI assessment?

Throughout Wisconsin, persons convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants or related offences are required to complete an assessment of their use of alcohol, drugs and/or prescription medications. The purpose of this confidential assessment is to determine whether a drinking or drug problem exists. All assessments result in a referral to either an educational program or a counseling program known as the Driver Safety Plan which is a required component of Wisconsin's Intoxicated Driver Program. The intent of the Driver Safety Plan is to help reduce the threat of repeat offense intoxicated driving. 

You will meet with a trained alcohol and drug counselor who will ask you about your use of intoxicating substances. The confidentiality of all information you share is strictly protected by State and Federal regulations (42 C.F.R. part II). 

There is a fee of $300.00 for the assessment which normally takes 90-minutes. The fee also covers monitoring activities that occur at several points after the assessment is completed. This fee must be paid prior to the assessment interview by cash, cashier's check / money order, credit / debit card (there will be a $5.00 service charge added to the assessment fee when using a credit / debit card). Sorry, we cannot accept personal checks. The appointment will be held at: journey Clinical Assessment Unit | 25 Kessel Court, 2nd floor | Madison, WI 53711

You must make your appointment within 72 hours (3 days) from the time it is ordered (date of conviction) by calling: (608) 280-2630. When you call, please indicate that you want to make an appointment for an intoxicated driver assessment. 

** Please bring a copy of your police report. You can obtain a copy by contacting the police department of the arresting officer.**