24-7 sobriety is a program that gives authority to a court or state agency to require an individual pleading guilty to or convicted of an OWI related offense to abstain from alcohol and drugs for a defined period of time and to submit to drug and alcohol testing twice daily. The program generally limits participation to those who have had multiple license suspensions, revocations or other convictions related to drunk driving.
A person may be required to submit to 24-7 sobriety monitoring as a condition for probation, release to parole or extended supervision if they are ordered to refrain from using alcohol or a controlled substance by a judge or the department of corrections.
In some cases, a person may also be eligible to participate in a 24/7 program if they volunteer to refrain from using alcohol or a controlled substance while on probation, participating in a deferred prosecution program or on parole or extended supervised release without a court order. Their reason for doing so may be to demonstrate progress in hopes of a curtailed or reduced sentence.
Wisconsin Act 389 authorizes a court to order a person who would otherwise be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) to his or her vehicle to participate in a 24-7 sobriety program. A person who refuses a sobriety test, has an OWI conviction, suspensions, or a history of revocations for causing injury or death by intoxicated use of a vehicle, or those with other OWI-related offenses on their records may be ordered to either have an IID installed, participate in a 24-7 program, or both as determined by the court.
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