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The Full Cost of a DUI

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How Many Drinks

Does it Take?

DWI’s are expensive as is, legal fees, fines, court appearances, classes, insurance increases and other expenses can quickly rack up and can be upwards of $17,000. But what are the costs here that aren’t taken into consideration?

drinks

Other Factors in

Blood Alcohol Levels

food
FOOD CONSUMED
weight
BODY WEIGHT
meds
MEDICATION

What’s the

Illegal Amount / BAC Level?

Any

UNDER 21

.08

21+

.04

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How BAC Level

Affects Driving

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POOR MUSCLE COORDINATiON
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IMPAIRED JUDGEMENT
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SPEED
CONTROL
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REDUCED INFO PROCESSING

When You Get Pulled Over

Standardised Field Sobriety Test (SFST)

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HORIZONTAL GAZE (HGN)
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WALK & TURN (HGN)
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ONE-LEG STAND (OLS)

When You

Fail The Test

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ARREST
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CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
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PRISON TIME

Financial

Costs

texas

$17,000

in costs including vehicle towing, bail bonds, attorney fees & court costs

$17,000

doesn't include lost income, counseling charges, or alternate transportation

$19,200

is the average total cost

Up to $24,000

is the average total cost

Intangible

Costs

LOSS OF LICENCE

LOSS
OF JOB

FAMILY STRUGGLE

PERMANENT RECORD

SCHOOL DENIAL

PUBLIC HUMILIATION