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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Program (ARIDE)

The middle tier of the OWI Pyramid is the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training program. ARIDE training is a bridge between the foundational Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) training and the much more extensive Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training program.  ARIDE trained officers will receive an overview of the observable effects of drug impairment, and introduction to the seven drug categories and when to contact a DRE. As a result, officers are better able to identify and document a driver impaired by alcohol, drugs, and/or alcohol drug combinations.

ARIDE training consists of sixteen hours of combined lecture and hands-on instruction. Included in this sixteen hour curriculum is the four hour SFST Refresher training.  

Registration and materials associated with ARIDE training are covered through the federal grant however officer time is NOT covered or reimbursed.