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MESA Driver Intervention Program

What to Expect

The original and most comprehensive driver intervention program in Central Ohio, MESA is a state-certified 72-hour impaired driver intervention program with residential alcohol/drug education and screening for persons arrested for an OVI/DUI offense involving alcohol or other substances. Municipal and mayor’s courts use MESA in lieu of, or in addition to, meeting the state-mandated minimum of 72-hours of incarceration for OVI offenders.

In accordance with Title VI, no person shall, on the grounds of RACE, COLOR, or NATIONAL ORIGIN, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under this program. Persons referred by out of state courts should verify MESA fulfills their requirements before attending. If your referral for the Driver Intervention Program was court ordered, you cannot revoke a release of information to court personnel.

MESA runs from 6:00 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Failure to attend the MESA Program when you are under court order may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. MESA includes 72-Hour Program, Individual Screening, Shared Room, Towels and Linens, and All Meals/Buffets.

  • Accommodations are shared rooms included in the cost of the program. Private rooms are an additional $150 fee and must be pre-arranged with Maryhaven’s MESA staff. All towels and linens are provided by the hotel.
  • All meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are included beginning with Friday’s breakfast through Sunday’s lunch. Thursday’s dinner is NOT included. Please eat dinner before arriving at the hotel or you may purchase dinner Thursday night from the hotel restaurant on your first break.
  • All participants will receive a copy of their evaluation upon completion of the program. As a courtesy, Maryhaven will notify your referring court within 3 business days upon program completion of any recommendations. It is YOUR FULL RESPONSIBILITY to follow up on your Completion Report and to inform your referral source of any program recommendations.

Program Location

Start time is 6:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m.

DoubleTree By Hilton Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43235
Phone: (614) 885-3334