WV DUI Safety and Treatment Program Requirements
The West Virginia Driving Under the Influence Program is established per
West Virginia Code §17C-5A-3. West Virginia Code of State rules 64 CSR 98
establishes the guidelines for clinical assessment of all DUI Safety and Treatment program participants. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Program Standards sets forth the specific clinical standards for the West Virginia Safety and Treatment Program.
West Virginia law stipulates that individuals, found to have been operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated -- either by failing a sobriety test of refusing to test, must complete a mandated comprehensive safety and treatment program.
WV Residents Information
If you received a DUI in the state of West Virginia, you will need to complete the following before your driver's license can be reinstated. Note that in some cases additional penalties/requirements may be imposed by the court system, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and/or Department of Health and Human Resources.
- Complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment recommendations as stipulated by the evaluator. Need help finding a licensed substance abuse evaluator in West Virginia? Find Services in your County or call 1-877-215-2522.
- Successfully complete an 18-hour driver under the influence education program. There are a number of providers that have been approved to provide this program in the state of West Virginia. For a searchable list, please review the Facility Locator. General questions regarding the driver under the influence program may be directed to 1-877-215-2522.
If you have more than one DUI offense you are considered a
multiple/habitual offender in the State of West Virginia, and are
advised to seek assessment and admission to a structured, clinically
based, substance abuse treatment program designed for multiple/habitual
DUI offenders. The intensity of services shall be based upon a clinical
assessment completed at the time of program admission by a substance
abuse professional using American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Patient Placement Criteria. The successful completion of
multiple/habitual DUI offender programming is a step to secure
reinstatement of driving privileges administratively suspended as a
result of second offense DUI per Chapter 17C-5A-3 of WV State Code.