DUI Treatment Court
DUI Court is a specialized court docket dedicated to changing the behavior of the alcohol/drug dependent offenders arrested for Driving Under the Influence. The primary goal of DUI Court is to protect public safety by using the Drug Court model to address alcoholism and substance abuse as the root cause of impaired driving. Hardcore impaired drivers with serious alcohol/substance abuse issues are the primary target population. Hardcore DUI offenders are defined as individuals who drive with a BAC of 0.15 percent or greater, or who are arrested for or convicted of driving while intoxicated after a prior driving under the influence conviction. The court follows the principals set forth in Defining DrugCourts: The Key Components (NDCI 1997) and the Guiding Principles of DUI Courts.
DUI Court operates within a post-conviction model and monitors offenders who pose a great risk of immediate public safety and have more intensive systems of offender monitoring.