Even if you’ve been lucky and avoided tickets for years, being pulled over for speeding or drunken driving could cost you plenty. In First-time driving offenders don’t get off easy , AOLautos writes:
The car insurance companies are in business to avoid loss, and drunken drivers, or those arrested for DUI, represent potential profit drains. Your automobile liability insurance costs — mandatory just about everywhere — could, according to experts, double, triple or even quadruple because of a DUI, especially a DUI with a high BAC.
Even if you are capable of paying a bank-breaking new tariff, you might still lose your insurance since a number of major insurance companies are ridding their files of drivers they see as risky and can drop your coverage even if you are found not guilty.