Besides sounding like the title of a teenage tryst flick or an adult film title, Wet and Reckless is the plea bargain often given to those alleged DUI offenders with borderline blood alcohol content readings. It is also known as a wet reckless, reckless driving involving alcohol, a "baby" DUI, or CA Vehicle Code Section 23103.5, which is not nearly as sexy of a title.
The Wet Reckless charge is a curious creation of California's legislature. It is in the vehicle code as "Guilty Plea to Lesser Charge" and is only available as such. You cannot be charged with the crime. It may only come to fruition via a plea bargain. To fully understand the utility of the charge, it is important to view the DUI arrest process as a whole.