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Cost of a DUI accident

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2010

Seems law enforcement is serious about safe holiday driving. IDOT says more than two hundred law enforcement agencies will partner with State Police for an additional 1.3 million dollars in traffic enforcement at the end of 2010. It means over one hundred roadside safety checks and more than two hundred late night safety belt enforcement zones. Included also is media ads. IDOT, health care professionals and law enforcement estimate a DUI arrest could cost someone 19-thousand dollars and jail time. Add a hospital visit and the cost is some 70-thousand dollars more. State Police advise you to use a designated driver if you’re going to a holiday party. Also use a seatbelt and if you have no designated driver, use a taxi.

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