Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense, DUI / OVI, and Traffic Attorney

Driver Intervention Programs

On a first offense DUI the court has the discretion to allow a defendant to attend a 72 hour driver intervention program in lieu of the mandatory 72 hour jail term. If the DUI offense is a high tier (above 0.17 for breath for example), the court is required to sentence a defendant to 72 hours in jail and to a 72 hour driver intervention program. If, on a high tier, the defendant is not conducive to treatment, refuses to attend a driver intervention program, of if a driver intervention program is available at the local jail, the court must sentence the defendant to 6 days in jail.

Generally, driver intervention programs are a sentencing alternative for those convicted of 1 or 2 DUIs within 6 years. For multiple DUI offenders (those with 3 or more), alcohol addiction treatment is ordered.

Ohio driver intervention programs generally cost a little over $300, and can be in excess of $500 for private rooms. This cost is generally paid by the defendant unless they are declared indigent by the court.

Driver intervention programs in Central Ohio:

Second Chance Counseling Center
Location: Courtyard Marriott, 7411 Vantage Dr, Columbus, Ohio, Comfort Inn, 1251 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio, or Baymont Inn & Suites, 2323 Rickenbacker Pkwy West, Columbus, Ohio 43217
Phone: (614) 635-9011

Lancaster Community Transition Center
Location: 151 E. Hubert Ave., Lancaster, Ohio
Phone: (740) 689-1200

Crossroad Recovery Services
Location: Howard Johnson, 2124 S. Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio
Phone: (614) 445-0352

Dublin Counseling Center – Chemical Assessment and Prevention Program (CAPP)
Location: Clarion Hotel, 600 Metro Place N., Dublin, Ohio
Phone: (614) 889-5722 or (614) 923-5735

Vision Support Network
Location: Country Inn & Suites, Columbus, Ohio
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Advanced Recovery Services
Location: Dublin, Westerville, and Reynoldsburg
Phone: (614) 918-3330 or (866) 675-4817

Maryhaven Exploring Sober Alternatives (MESA Program)
Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Phone: (614) 645-7254

Mount Carmel Behavioral Healthcare Driver Intervention Program
Location: Hotels in Columbus, Hilliard, Reynoldsburg, and Grove City
Phone: (614) 337-7019

The Wellness Group Driver Intervention Program
Location: Hotels in Columbus, Grove City, Canal Winchester, and Hilliard
Phone: (614) 791-8300

The Wellness Group Driver Intervention Program
Location: Amerihost Inn, 1720 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio
Phone: (614) 791-8300

Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program (LAPP)
Location: 62 E. Steven St., Newark, Ohio
Phone: (740) 366-7303


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