Excessive use of alcohol in Fond du Lac County has resulted in nearly 1,046 Fond du Lac County DUI Arrests, 829 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths in 2011. According to Black and Paltzer, writers of the study “The Burden of Excessive Alcohol Use in Wisconsin,” which was published in March 2013, Fond du Lac County Drunk Driving charges are financially straining not only to the drunk driving offender but to society as a whole.
Binge Drinking and a Fond du Lac County DUI
Binge drinking is the consumption of alcohol by any person who shouldn’t be drinking (i.e. anyone under the age of 21, pregnant women, etc.). For those without restrictions of drinking, binge drinking is consuming more than four or five drinks in a short period of time. With Fond du Lac County’s binge drinking rate (22%) much higher than the National average of 16%, the annual economic cost of a Fond du Lac DUI closes in at nearly $118 million.
Your Fond du Lac County DUI and Society
Fond du Lac County DUI Offenders pay about $49 million annual, while all other tax payers pay nearly $50 million. Employers, victims, and private health insurers pick up the slack by pitching in nearly $20 million for a Fond du Lac County DUI. A Fond du Lac County DUI offender pays fines, court fees, attorney fees, medical bills, etc., each resident of Fond du Lac County pays about $1,160.00 per year for Fond du Lac County DUI charges.
Fond du Lac County DUI Expenses
Fond du Lac County DUI annual cost of $118 million goes toward healthcare ($13 million, lost productivity ($85 million), and other societal costs ($20 million). Healthcare costs include medical bills for victims and the Fond du Lac County DUI Offenders, and Assessments. Lost productivity is the loss of wages for each person affected and having to miss work due to a Fond du Lac County DUI, whether due to a medical factor, loss of license or ability to get to work, incarceration of the Fond du Lac County DUI offender, and to the employer in which the person works. Other societal costs are court expenses, vehicular crashes, etc.
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