2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 85. Department of transportation.
85.53 Pretrial intoxicated driver intervention grant program.

85.53

85.53 Pretrial intoxicated driver intervention grant program.

85.53(1)

(1) In this section:

85.53(1)(a)

(a) "Defendant" means a person accused of or charged with a 2nd or subsequent violation of operating while intoxicated.

85.53(1)(b)

(b) "Eligible applicant" means a city, village, town, county or private nonprofit organization.

85.53(1)(c)

(c) "Intoxicant" means any alcohol beverage, controlled substance, controlled substance analog or other drug or any combination thereof.

85.53(1)(d)

(d) "Operating while intoxicated" means a violation of s. 346.63 (1) or (2m) or a local ordinance in conformity therewith or of s. 346.63 (2) or (6), 940.09 (1) or 940.25.

85.53(2)

(2) The department shall administer the pretrial intoxicated driver intervention grant program. The program shall award grants to eligible applicants to administer a local pretrial intoxicated driver intervention program that, prior to the sentencing of a defendant for operating while intoxicated, does all of the following:

85.53(2)(a)

(a) Identifies the defendant and notifies him or her of the availability and cost of the program and that, if the defendant is convicted, a court will consider the defendant's participation in the program when imposing a sentence.

85.53(2)(b)

(b) Monitors the defendant's use of intoxicants to reduce the incidence of abuse.

85.53(2)(c)

(c) Treats the defendant's abuse of intoxicants to reduce the incidence of abuse.

85.53(2)(d)

(d) Reports to the court on the defendant's participation in the program.

85.53(2)(e)

(e) Requires program participants to pay a reasonable fee to participate in the program. Such a fee may not exceed 20% of the actual per capita cost of the program.

85.53(3)

(3) Grants under this section shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (jr). The amount of a grant may not exceed 80% of the amount expended by an eligible applicant for services related to the program.

85.53(4)

(4)

85.53(4)(a)

(a) Not later than December 31 of each even-numbered year, the department shall submit a report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) that states the number of individuals arrested for a 2nd or subsequent offense of operating while intoxicated; the number of individuals who completed a local pretrial intoxicated driver intervention program; the percentage of successful completion of all individuals who commence such a program; the number of individuals who, after completing such a program, are arrested for a 3rd or subsequent offense of operating while intoxicated; and the number of individuals eligible to participate in a program who did not complete a program and who, after becoming eligible to participate in the program, are arrested for a 3rd or subsequent offense of operating while intoxicated.

85.53(4)(b)

(b) An eligible applicant who receives a grant under sub. (2) shall, not later than December 31 of the year for which the grant was made, submit a report to the speaker of the assembly and to the president of the senate in the manner described in s. 13.172 (3) summarizing the results of the pretrial intoxicated driver intervention program administered by the eligible applicant and providing any additional information required by the department.

85.53(5)

(5) Consent to participate in a local pretrial intoxicated driver intervention program funded under this section is not an admission of guilt and the consent may not be admitted in evidence in a trial for operating while intoxicated. No statement relating to operating while intoxicated, made by the defendant in connection with any discussions concerning the program or to any person involved in the program, is admissible in a trial for operating while intoxicated.

85.53 - ANNOT.

History: 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185.

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