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Over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2010, according to the FBI.

Aside from the physical and emotional cost of a DUI or DWI, driving under the influence could wind up costing up to $20,000 in legal fees and fines, and the additional cost on insurance could skyrocket, depending on the insured’s driving history.

Auto insurance premiums are calculated based on what insurers calculate individual risk to be, and a DUI is among the costliest factors that could determine individual risk.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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