Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Much Did That Drink Cost?

Driving under the influence is not only a potentially deadly decision; it could also kill your budget. On Friday, August 5, 2011, from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am, the Overland Park Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol. A team of officers from the department's Traffic Safety Unit will take to the streets watching for intoxicated and impaired drivers.

On average a driver convicted for DUI in Overland Park Municipal Court could pay over $10,000 worth of fines, fees, and other accrued costs. Along with paying for fines and fees, drivers also could be subjected to higher automobile insurance rates.

Please don't drink and drive. If you choose to drink, turn your keys over to sober designated driver.