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Consequences of Drinking and Driving

  • Drunk driving is the most frequently committed crime in the United States.
  • An alcohol-related crash kills one person every 31 minutes and injures one person every two minutes.
  • About 30 percent of all Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related car crash in their lifetime.
  • 1 in every 13 drivers is drunk (BAC of .08 or more) every weekday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • 1 in every 7 drivers is drunk between 1 and 6 am on weekend mornings.

One DUI can cost between $4,000 and $5,000 for fines, impound fees, treatment programs, insurance increase and additional resources.

Consequences of a first DUI can include: suspended license, treatment program and jail.

Consequences for repeat DUI offenders include: mandatory jail time, longer license suspension and larger fines.

Tips for taking care of yourself when it comes to drinking and driving:

  • Make sure all passengers are wearing their seatbelts
  • If you need to get the keys away from a driver that has been drinking, try using humor, being calm and pointing out you are doing the person a favor.
  • Do not be confrontational if you try to take keys away from someone that has been drinking.
  • Law enforcement officials generally look for these road behaviors: improper lane position, problems turning, tailgating, driving slowly, or erratic acceleration and breaking.

Think Fake IDs

If you get caught using a fake ID at a liquor store, concert or bar you could: lose your driver’s license for up to a year, be fined hundreds to thousands of dollars, and/or face jail time.

The fine for getting caught by University Police with a fake ID is $515.50.

The City of Oshkosh has four different violations you could be charged with for carrying a fake ID:

 

Violation

1st offense

2nd offense

3rd offense

4th offense

Underage misrepresenting age

$484

$547

$799

$1,114

Altering or duplicating to show false information

$484

$547

$799

N/A

Obtaining an ID under false pretenses

$421

$484

$736

N/A

by kempenk — last modified May 08, 2015 08:15 AM