With a recovering economy, money is tight for many people. People often don't have extra money to pay for unnecessary expenses. People may turn to cheaper forms of entertainment -- like drinking with friends -- to fill their time instead of more expensive options. However, Oregon residents should be aware that being convicted of drunk driving can lead to financial consequences.
You can be found guilty of driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content level is above the state's legal limit of .08 percent. If you are convicted of DUI, you can be sentenced to a variety of penalties. While many people think of jail time or driver's license suspension, there are also large fines that can accompany a DUI. Many may wonder just how much they will have to pay if found guilty.