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July 15, 2010

Out-of-pocket costs of an OWI

I calculated the typical costs someone would be required to pay if convicted of operating while intoxicated first offense and second offense with a blood alcohol level of .15%. They are as follows:


fine plus costs

1st offense


2nd offense





ign. interlock install



ign. interlock rent



ign. interlock removal



ign. interlock recalibration



OWI classes/counseling



Victim Impact Panel



occupational license



drivers license reinst. fee



jail Huber fees 2 weeks


Probation fees 18 mos.





I spoke my insurance agent, and was informed that an OWI 1st conviction would raise premiums somewhere around $2,000 total over a five year period. A second offense during that time could easily result in an additional $4,000 in insurance costs over a similar time period.
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