Operating While Intoxicated
What is an alcohol assessment?
- An alcohol assessment is mandated by the State of Wisconsin after an Operating while Intoxicated conviction.
- You will meet, in person, with a professional trained in the assessment of alcohol and/ or other drug use.
- Based on the outcome of the assessment, you will be referred to either an education program or treatment program.
- Failure to comply with either the Assessment Order or the resulting Driver Safety Plan will result in an indefinite suspension of the driver's license by the Department of Transportation.
- All information is strictly confidential in keeping with Federal Regulations (42 C.F.D. Part II).
- The assessment facility's report will be submitted to: The Department of Transportation; the 51.42 Board Staff, or it's approved agency; the Driver Safety Plan Provider; and yourself.
- There is a fee, which is to be paid to the assessment facility, at the time of the assessment.
- The assessment appointment must be scheduled within 72 hours of conviction.
Operating While Impaired
IMPACT (414) 443-6000
Wisconsin Courts are mandated by the State of Wisconsin to order an ignition interlock device (IID) to be installed on every vehicle owned by the defendant if the blood alcohol level is .15 or over or if the breath test is refused.
For more information regarding ignition interlock devices please see Wisconsin Department or Transportation IID FAQ's.
For a full list of approved service centers please see Wisconsin Ignition Interlock Device Service Centers.
Is my driver’s license suspended?
- On the date of violation, you were given a 30 day notice of intent to suspend. On the 31st day from the violation date, the Department of Transportation has suspended the driver’s license. Apply for an occupational driver’s license.
What is an ignition interlock device and will I have to install it?
Can I just pay my Operating while Intoxicated citation and not appear in court?
- Yes, however, we strongly encourage you to appear on your scheduled court date. Additional paperwork will be given on your court date and court personnel can answer any additional questions you may have.
Can I take my alcohol assessment at any assessment facility?
- No. The alcohol assessment must be taken within the county you reside. For authorized assessment centers please see: Wisconsin Alcohol Assessment Directory