Cost of a DUI
Have you ever spent way more money at the bar than you wanted to? 50 bucks… maybe even 100 bucks on shots for you and your buddies? Now imagine if that bill skyrocketed to more than $7,000. That’s the average cost of a DUI.
Don’t believe it? Check out this breakdown:
|Towing your car:||$300.00|
|Court imposed fines:||$1,400.00|
|Ignition interlock device:||$325.00|
In just the first six months
Not to mention your annual insurance rates will increase A LOT after receiving a DUI. Depending on your state, these rates vary. For example:
State Average Rate with a DUI Dollar increase
Then there’s the risk to your career…if you get a DUI, you can receive punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and receive decrease in pay, loss of rank, confinement and/or dismissal from the military. You may also lose your base driving privileges.
With ride-share apps in all the major cities and taxis or designated drivers in remote areas – there’s no reason to drive drunk. Protect your wallet, but most importantly your career, by staying safe if you choose to drink. Make sure both you and your buddies have a plan to get home safely before you start drinking.
|State||Average Rate||Rate with a DUI||Dollar Increase|