Zona Seca’s Driving Under the Influence Program is for first time offenders convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. Clients are referred by the court to one of five programs offered: Wet Reckless, 12-Hour Education, Three-month, or Nine-month. Clients may also volunteer to enroll for Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) purposes; clients will need to provide an H6 printout. Our program follows an education model with an emphasis on alcohol and drug awareness per California Title 9 requirements.
All classes are held once a week (1 per week) for two hours (2 hours). We DO NOT OFFER EXPEDITED CLASSES.
WET RECKLESS PROGRAM (23103.5 VC; SB1176)
BAC OF .09 OR BELOW
The Wet Reckless Program is a 12-hour alcohol education program. You will be scheduled into a class for a six-week duration. Attendance and participation are mandatory in this short program. DMV does not grant a restricted drivers license for a person who enrolls into a Wet Reckless program.
12-HOUR EDUCATION PROGRAM (23410 VC)
The 12-Hour Education Program is a six-week program for persons between the ages of 18 – 20. You will be scheduled into a class. This class will be held once a week for two hours. Attendance, punctuality and participation are mandatory. DMV does not grant a restricted driver’s license for a person under 21 per California’s Zero Tolerance Law for Minors a 1 year suspension is given.
THREE-MONTH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROGRAM (23152A, B VC; AB541)
BAC OF .08 – .19
The Three-Month Drinking Driver Program is a 15-week course consisting of 31.5 hours of total participation. The program consists of an initial enrollment interview, sixteen hours (16 hours) of alcohol/drug education sessions, fourteen hours (14 hours) of group awareness sessions and three (3) individual counseling sessions. At the time of enrollment clients will have the option to request Proof of Enrollment (DL107) to be sent electronically to the DMV to apply for a restricted driver’s license if a)they were over 21 and b)there case is within the required time of completion.
SIX-MONTH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROGRAM (AB762)
BAC OF .20 OR ABOVE CONVICTED BEFORE JAN. 01,2006
The Six-Month Driving Under the Influence Program is a minimum of six months, forty-eight hours (48 hours) inclusive. The program consists of an initial enrollment interview, twelve hours (12 hours) of educational sessions, thirty-four hours (34 hours) comprised of group counseling sessions, an assessment interview, 4 status checks and end of program interview. At the time of enrollment clients will have the option to request Proof of Enrollment (DL107) to be sent electronically to the DMV to apply for a restricted driver’s license if a) they were over 21 and b)there case is within the required time of completion.
NINE-MONTH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROGRAM (AB1353)
BAC OF .20 OR ABOVE CONVICTED AFTER JAN. 01,2006
The Nine-Month Drinking Driver Program is a minimum of nine months, sixty hours (60 hours) inclusive. The program consists of an initial enrollment interview, twelve hours (12 hours) of educational sessions, forty-six hours (46 hours) comprised of group counseling sessions, an assessment interview, 6 status checks and end of program interview. At the time of enrollment clients will have the option to request Proof of Enrollment (DL107) to be sent electronically to the DMV to apply for a restricted driver’s license if a) they were over 21 and b) there case is within the required time of completion.
For additional information, contact the Program Coordinator, DIANA BAÑALES
Zona Seca, Inc.
26 W. Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tuesday — Friday
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 805-963-8961 Ext. 24
D.U.I. — Fax: 805-963-0322
DUI Clients are seen by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted.
PROGRAM SOBRIETY will be enforced at all times. We require that you do not consume any drugs, alcohol, and/or alcohol products (cough syrup) 24 hours prior to your class. If you exude the odor of alcohol, or drugs or show signs of behavior of being under the influence per Title 9, Program Sobriety; you will be breathalized and/or screened with an approved chemical screening device and you will be asked to leave the premises and your program will be dismissed.
PROGRAM TRANSFERS - If you do not live in Santa Barbara you must visit the website http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/ProviderDirectory-DUI.aspx or call 916-322-2964 to locate a state licensed approved program in your area.
Eligibility Requirements for a Restricted License in California
You must meet basic eligibility requirements determined by the Department of Motor Vehicle:
- You must have only one DUI conviction in the past 10 (ten) years.
- You must have submitted to a chemical test at the time of your arrest.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- The mandatory 30-day suspension period must have elapsed.
- Your driver’s license must not be suspended or revoked for any other reason.
How to Apply for a Restricted License in California
- Enroll in an approved DUI First Offender program in your county or where you were court ordered to attend a DUI First Offender program. Inform the program provider that you will be seeking a restricted license and request they file a Proof of Enrollment Certificate, Form DL 107 with the DMV.
- Obtain proof of responsibility. A first time DUI offender will have to maintain proof of insurance with the state, which can be satisfied by obtaining an SR-22 form from your insurance provider, a surety bond, or by placing a cash deposit of $35,000 with the state.
- Download and complete the application for a noncommercial restricted license (see Resources) and bring the application along with your proof of financial responsibility to your local DMV field office. A $250 penalty fee plus a $125 reissue fee must be paid at the time of filing.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
1. The goals of the Driving Under the Influence Program are to establish an atmosphere that will enable the participants to address successfully his/her alcohol or other drug abuse and to protect the health and safety of the public on the highways.
2. The objective of the program includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Provide education to each participant by providing factual and accurate information about chemical dependency, the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the individual, the family and the community.
- Encourage and motivate each participant to evaluate and understand the need and accept the responsibility for their individual decision about continued use and/or abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs.
- Provide support and models that can help each participant make appropriate and permanent lifestyle changes that help prevent further alcohol or drug related problems in any capacity.