OWI Process in Wisconsin – What to do after a drunk driving conviction

If you’ve been convicted of an OWI (drunk driving, driving under the influence) in Wisconsin, you will have to go through a state-mandated process before you are able to legally drive again. That process may include:

  1. Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP)
  2. Traffic Safety School (TSS), Group Dynamics (GD) or Multiple Offender Program (MOP), if required
  3. SR-22 Insurance
  4. Ignition Interlock Device

Once all requirements are met, you will be able to obtain your Occupational License (Restricted License) and can drive legally. You will need to visit a Wisconsin DMV location near you to complete applications, pay fees and complete any required tests.

Ignition interlock devices in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, you will likely to be required to install an ignition interlock device if you refuse to submit to an alcohol test upon arrest, if you receive your second or consecutive drunk driving offense or if you are charged with a first time OWI with a BAC of .15 or greater.

Find a Wisconsin ignition interlock device (car breathalyzer, IID) installation location and schedule your installation at a state certified location near your home or work.


More Wisconsin OWI process resources

Approved State Vendor List

Wisconsin Treatment Centers and Programs


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