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Sobering Stats for St. Patrick’s Day


Don’t let you or your friends add to these numbers.
Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.


MARCH 14, 2019 || Lifestyle :: Holiday

MARCH 2019


#4 Most popular drinking day of the year and one of the most costly with an average cost of DUI $6,500.
4.6 Million Ireland Population
32.3 Million US Residents that  claim Irish ancestry
56.1%  US Residents plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
54% of Americans planning to celebrate, choose Beer
19% of Americans planning to celebrate, choose Hard Liquor
9% of Americans planning to celebrate, choose Both
41,582 # of Bars in the US
29% US Residents planning to attend a party or bar to celebrate




Pints of Guiness Beer will be drank on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. 

69% of Crash Fatalities involve drunk drivers,

between the Hours of Midnight and 5:59 AM, Monday, March 18, 2019

36% of pedestrians killed in crashes on St. Patrick’s Day had a BAC of .08 or higher.

75% of fatal drunk driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day involve a driver



Sobering stats for St. Patrick’s Day – Typical costs to a Virginian Driver.

Virginia categorizes a 1st DUI as a Class 1 Misdemeanor with fines ranging from

$250 to $2500

Punishment increases if arrested with higher BAC of .15

Virginians driver’s license
is an automatic

1 year

If you BAC is .15 or higher, you will spend



In Virginia, your average insurance policy for your vehicle will increase by 63%.  And remember, if you aren’t driving because of a suspended license, therefore not requiring insurance on your vehicle, then you will be penalized for a gap in your insurance.


DUI Conviction

will haunt your record affecting your insurance premiums for years, sometimes up to 7 years.
Intersting Fact: Iowa keeps a DUI on their residents record for 12 years.

DMV can require an additional form (SR-22 or FR44) in the event of a DUI conviction.  This alone will raise your insurance premiums and usually required to be on the policy for a minimum of 5 years.

Before your driver’s license is reinstated, you are required to complete an alcohol safety and education program.

If your BAC is .15 or higher, you are required to install an Ignition Interlock Device at cost to you.

Average cost of DUI


Attorney's Fees

$1900 Avg.

Court Ordered Fines

$1100 Avg.

Car Insurance Increase

Average vehicle insurance increases $800 per year

Traffic School and Substance Abuse Education

Fees associated with these classes vary, but don’t forget to add in time off of work to attend these classes.

DMV Fees

DMV will charge you fees to get your license reinstated and to register your car with reinstatement fee.

Ignition Interlock Device

The cost alone could set you back up to $1000, but don’t forget to charge for the embarrassment of having to blow into a device before your car will start.

Towing and Storage of your Vehicle

Most likely you won’t have a sober person with you when you become arrested, so your vehicle will be towed and stored at a fee until you are able to get it.


And don’t forget, you will be going to jail.  If you want to get out of there as soon as possible, you will want to pay your bail.  Average Cost of $150.

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