The 24/7 Sobriety Program has been in operation in North Dakota since January 2008.
Participation in the 24/7 Sobriety Program may be ordered through the court as a condition of bond, pre-trial release, or as a condition of sentence or probation for any violation where drugs or alcohol may be involved, cases involving domestic abuse, or abuse/neglect of a child.
An individual may also get approval through the ND Department of Transportation to volunteer and participate in the 24/7 Sobriety Program in order to obtain a temporary restricted driver’s license (TRDL).
An individual who is arrested for a second or subsequent DUI is required as a condition of bond, to refrain from alcohol use and report to a specific law enforcement location to be placed in the 24/7 Sobriety Program for alcohol testing. If the individual fails a test, he or she is immediately taken into custody. If the arrestee fails to show for testing, bond is revoked.
It is the individual's responsibility to pay for the testing fees when participating in the 24/7 Sobriety Program. These fees include:
- PBT (Breath test) - $1.00 per test ($2.00 per day).
- SCRAM (Bracelet) - $6.00 per day monitoring fee.
- Drug Patch - $55.00 per patch.
- U/A (Urinalysis) - $5.00 per test and $25.00 for laboratory confirmation.
The Office of Attorney General cannot place an individual on the 24/7 program. An individual cannot self-elect to participate. For more information about the 24/7 Sobriety Program, see: 24/7 Program Guidelines.