M'ville more expensive than Arlington when it comes to DUI costs, report says

Marysville is one of the most-expensive cities in the state to recover from a DUI, while Arlington is one of the cheapest, according to Nerdwallet.

Nerdwallet is an independent money resource group.

In a survey of 66 cities in the state with populations of 10,000 or more, Marysville ranked 12th and Arlington 41st in the overall cost of getting a DUI. The cost included: attorney fees, alcohol education fees, lost wages, ignition interlock fees, etc. It also looks at car insurance, DUI premiums, five-year insurance increase, percentage of increase and monetary increase.

Averages included $2,000 for lawyers, $1,300 for interlock and $466.80 per year in insurance cost increases. The minimum fine for a DUI was $940.50 and the maximum $5,000.

Tacoma was rated No. 1 in the survey with a minimum cost of $7,398.80 and a max of $11,458.30. Marysville was $6,865.40 and $10,924.90 while Arlington was $6,441.95 and $10,501.45.



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