Operating while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs, continues to be one of the major factors contributing to traffic fatalities in the State of Wisconsin. Not only is driving while intoxicated dangerous but it can be extremely costly.
The fine amount for first offense OWI in the Villages of Little Chute, Kimberly, and Combined Locks is $781.00. In addition, the driver loses his/her license for a period of time and depending on the circumstances, could be ordered to install an ignition interlock on your vehicle. Plus, the vehicle could be towed with an average impound fee of $100.
In addition, if an intoxicated driver causes injuries to anyone, they could face serious criminal penalties including additional fines and jail time. If the driver holds a Commercial Driver’s License, it is permanently revoked upon an OWI conviction.
Second and third are misdemeanor offenses and can carry higher fines, longer driver’s license suspensions, and jail time. Fourth Offense can be charged as a felony and can carry all of the above penalties plus prison time.
According to the Fox Valley Cab Company, on average you can travel to and from almost anywhere in the Valley, from Neenah to Kaukauna, for about $35. The shorter the destination, the lower the cost. Some taverns also offer free ride home vouchers.
According to the above statistics, if your cab ride home cost you $20, you could travel 39 times for the cost of an OWI, plus avoiding all the extra penalties. In current economic times, it just makes sense…
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