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      Money is another reason to not drink and drive

      Do the math: it does not pay--in any way--to drink and drive

      Youhttp://buzzeddriving.adcouncil.org/'ve heard all the appeals to not drink and drive, now look at the math. It just does not make dollars and sense to drive drunk, or even buzzed:

      Total Cost of a DUI

      There are quite a few expenses associated with a DUI arrest. Go Banking Rates investigated the charges a first-time offender can expect to pay (an accident or repeat offense increases these numbers significantly) and found the following to be typical expenses:

      • Bail: $500-$2,500.
      • Towing and Storage: $100 and up.
      • Legal Fees: $2,500 and up.
      • Fines: $2,500.
      • Alcohol Education Program: $1,500-$2,500.
      • License Reinstatement: $100-$500.
      • Insurance hike: $1,500 to $2,000 extra per year for 3-5 years.

      To view the full report on the cost of driving under the influence, please click here.

      And, there's a lot more information on drunk/buzzed driving here: http://buzzeddriving.adcouncil.org/

      Have fun this New Year's...but please be safe, too