DUI Alternative Detention

Persons convicted of a traffic offense involving alcohol and/or drugs may be allowed a court order to serve their jail time at Tacoma Detoxification Center.

You have requested to serve the mandatory 24 or 48 consecutive hours required for your case by attending the Alternative DUI Program at the Tacoma Detox Center rather than be incarcerated in the Pierce County Jail. The alternative DUI program consists of informational sessions and observation of people in alcohol and drug withdrawal, which will increase your awareness of the problems your drinking and or use of other drugs cause you and society in general. 

You must call between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri. at (253) 284-7833 to schedule your detention time. 

Detention time must be served prior to completion date on your court order. Sessions are available every day of the week. 

Only persons with medical emergencies or military orders may reschedule for free (verification will be required), for others there will be a $50.00 fee to reschedule. The program costs are $252.00 per day. 

You will be required to sign a release of information to the Court to confirm your attendance. If at any time, you are asked to leave the facility due to inappropriate behavior or lack of participation, the Court will be notified immediately. 

Tacoma Detoxification Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era Veteran, or disability, which includes persons known to have the HIV/AIDS virus.

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Contact Information
Tacoma Detoxification Center
721 Fawcett Ave, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 284-7833
Email: kfox@mdc-hope.org

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays


If referred by Pierce County District, you must first report to Tacoma New Jail by 8:30 a.m. of your scheduled appointment date to be administratively booked, unless otherwise stated by the Court. This has to be done prior to serving your time at Tacoma Detoxification Center. After booking, immediately report to Tacoma Detoxification Center at 721 Fawcett Avenue. All other clients referred by any other courts, will need to contact Tacoma Detoxfication Center for further instructions. If unsure about whether referred is in Pierce County, please contact Tacoma Detoxification Center.