DUI Not only Risks Self and Others, but Also Bank Account.
People who drink and drive this weekend not only risk death and injury to themselves and others, they're also putting their bank account in jeopardy. As Bob Hensley reports the cost of a single DUI conviction can run into the thousands of dollars.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Getting stopped for D-U-I isn’t like getting a ticket for speeding or running a red light. Drunk drivers don’t just mail in a check with the citation. The process starts with a trip to jail. The fine and court fee runs about 900 dollars. An Attorney to handle the case costs on average about 25-hundred dollars. Ron Miller, of the state office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says there are many other costs most people aren’t aware of. MILLER :20—You’ve got increased auto insurance prices when you finally do get your driver’s license back. There’s lost time from work to deal with all the court cases. You’re going to have to go to a drunk driving education program. The cost of simply being arrested for DUI can range up to eight to ten thousand dollars. Miller says in addition to the monetary costs a drunk driver pays a steep emotional price if they cause an accident that injures or kills someone. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.