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Caught Drinkin' and Drivin' In California is a Ten Grand Hit


The Auto Club of Southern California says before you think about drinking and driving this holiday season, heed this: a first time DUI could cost as much as $10,878, and that's a lot of six packs.

It goes down like this:

Court fine:            $390
Penalties:             $663
Impound                $150
Alcohol class:         $375
Lawyer               $2,500
DMV license            $100
Higher insurance     $6,600
State education fund   $100

The AAA says you could have used this dough to buy 20 months of groceries.

Bill Maloney -- The Auto Channel