The DUI Program is operated by Lakeview Center, Inc. Specialized Substance Abuse Services and is licensed by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The DUI Program provides substance abuse courses to DUI offenders or others who may be required to attend a DUI program by DHSMV or the court. This includes those who must attend a DUI program as a requirement of administrative driver license suspension and those who wish to enroll after arrest but prior to conviction for DUI. All instructors, evaluators and clinical supervisors are certified by DHSMV. Participation in the DUI Program includes both a course and a DUI evaluation. All fees are set or are approved by DHSMV. In order to attend the Lakeview Center, Inc. DUI program, you must live, work or attend school in Escambia or Santa Rosa county. Clients who do not meet this residency requirement may attend this DUI Program with written permission from a neighboring program or jurisdiction.
Classes will cover such topics as the law, the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body and their relationship to the driving task, social and problem drinking patterns and personal action strategies to help you avoid future DUI situations. The class format consists of lectures, discussion, videos and homework assignments. You are required to remain in class for the scheduled time, but breaks are provided. The Level I course is a 12-hour course and Level II is a 21-hour course. Bring a pencil and notebook to all classes. No guests are allowed in class or the evaluation unless previously approved for the purpose of addressing special accommodations. All DUI Program activities are wheelchair accessible. Smoking is not allowed in the building and neither food nor drink is allowed in the classroom.
Level I courses are for clients who have been arrested for a DUI or similar charge for the first time or who may be otherwise required to attend by the court or DHSMV. Fee: $289
DUI clients who have had more than one DUI arrest during their lifetime or have attended a DUI Program at any time, regardless of location, must attend the Level II course. Clients who attend the Level I course when they are required to attend the Level II course will not be given credit or a refund and they will be required to complete and pay for the entire Level II course in order to earn a completion certificate. Fee: $436
Class Locations and Structure
Milton Avalon Center
6024 Spikes Way | Milton, FL 32583
Level I (12 hours)
Friday – 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Level II (21 hours)
Friday – 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.