Money is another reason to not drink and drive

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

You'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:

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