Operating While Intoxicated Assessments
Operating While Intoxicated
The Ozaukee County Department of Human Services - Counseling Center is the designated assessment facility for individuals who have been convicted of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) violations who reside in Ozaukee County.
An assessment is a mandated procedure used to evaluate an individual’s alcohol and/or other drug use habits. All OWI assessments result in the development of a Driver Safety Plan. Your individual plan will be determined per the assessment findings. Assessments are mandated for every person who is convicted of operating while intoxicated. The law requires that an assessment be completed within 14 days of a court order, or 45 days of a Department of Transportation (DOT) order.
Driver Safety Plans
A Driver Safety Plan is also mandated for all persons convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Individual driver safety plans will vary, and based on the assessment findings, will result in a referral to either an education program or a treatment program. An individual may obtain a voluntary assessment and begin a Driver Safety Plan prior to a conviction. However, if you are not convicted, you will still be required to complete the Driver Safety Plan to remain in compliance with the DOT. In addition, an individual may also be required to attend a Victim Impact Presentation.
Scheduling an Assessment
Contact the Ozaukee County Department of Human Services - Counseling Center within 72 hours of the OWI conviction, or immediately upon receipt of an order from the DOT to schedule an assessment. Assessments may be scheduled by phone or in person, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an OWI Assessment please contact (262) 284-8143.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Court order
- DOT order
- Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) results
- Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) results
The assessment usually lasts between 1 to 1 1/2 hours. In some cases, the assessor may need to speak with your partner, parent, friend, or employer to further understand your unique situation. You are expected to abstain from any use of alcohol or other non-prescribed drugs for 24 hours preceding the scheduled assessment. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent / guardian must be present at the time of the assessment.
While OWI arrests and convictions are public record, all information obtained through the assessment process is strictly confidential. However, assessment findings and a copy of your driver safety plan are submitted to the DOT and your driver safety plan provider.
OWI Assessment Fees
All fees must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled. Credit cards, debit cards, cash, cashier’s check, and money orders are accepted.
|Intoxicated at Scheduled Assessment:||$125|
|Amendment/Extension to Driver Safety Plan:||$75|
|Reinstatement of Driver Safety Plan:||$100|
|Victim Impact Panel:||$10|