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State Law: 24/7 Programs
  • Statewide program
  • Pilot program implemented
  • Pilot program authorized
  • No 24/7 legislation

Under the 24/7 program model, repeat DUI offenders are required to maintain sobriety as a condition of remaining in the community and avoiding incarceration. Participants are tested twice-daily for alcohol through scheduled onsite breath tests or with a continuous alcohol monitoring device. If an offender tests positive for alcohol or drugs, they are taken into custody and appear before a judge within 24 hours. The program is designed to hold offenders accountable through swift, certain, and meaningful sanctions with the ultimate goal of long-term behavior change.

As of 2016, three states (MT, ND, and SD) have implemented 24/7 statewide while others have established pilot programs at the county level (AK, FL, NE, and WA). Several states have passed legislation authorizing pilot programs but they have yet to be implemented (ID, WI, and WY).

To learn more about 24/7 programs, refer to our policy position or access a summary of state statutes.

To submit a law update, please contact out Director of Traffic Safety at [email protected]


2016 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Alaska National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 30 10,497
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 35.7 28.0
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 3 1,031
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 15.0 22.3
2016 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 4.2 3.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.4 1.2
2007-2016 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop 13.5 -24.7
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -57.6 -44.8
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 85.2 70.3
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 0.0 26.6
BAC .15+ 100.0 73.4
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2015-2016) 22.1 19.8
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2015-2016) 13.1 12.7
2016 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 31 5,135
Total: Driving under the influence 3,063 1,017,808
Under 18: Liquor laws 121 29,073
Total: Liquor laws 775 234,899
Under 18: Drunkenness 18 3,805
Total: Drunkenness 112 376,433

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 10/17

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 12/2017 (

Arrest Data Source: 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 18, 20 and 22)

**Drunkenness is not considered a crime in some states; therefore, the figures may vary widely from state to state

Limited, incomplete, or no data were reported by the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2016 Uniform Crime Report. Data should be used with caution and should not be compared to other states or previous year data.

Note: Because the number of agencies submitting arrest data varies from year to year, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between 2016 arrest totals and those published in previous years’ editions of Crime in the United States. Further, arrest figures may vary widely from state to state because some Part II crimes of the Uniform Crime Report are not considered crimes in some states.

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State Law State Law Detail
24/7 Programs Pilot program implemented
Administrative License Suspension/Revocation ALS/ALR law enacted
BAC Test Refusal Administrative and criminal penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 16-50 DREs
DUI Child Endangerment Laws Statute without enhanced penalties
DUI Look-back Periods Ten years
DUID Zero Tolerance and Per Se Laws Impairment-based statute only
Enhanced Penalties for High-BAC No enhanced penalties for high-BAC
Oral Fluids no law, no program
Felony DUI Third offense
Good Samaritan No Good Samaritan law enacted
Habitual Offender Designation No Habitual Offender Law
Marijuana Drug-Impaired Driving Laws No marijuana-specific drugged driving law
Open Container - Alcohol Does not meet Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints No Statutory Authority
Ignition Interlocks Mandatory all offender
DUI Courts - Standalone 1-5 DUI Courts
DUI Courts - Hybrid 1-5 Hybrid Courts
Open Container - Marijuana No marijuana open container law
DUID Affirmative Defense Affirmative defense