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Drunk driving: How much does it cost to get a first DUI in Colorado?

Getting a DUI is expensive. Dan Beeck, who owns one of Colorado's biggest private probation companies, had that in mind when he started providing often-required alcohol education classes and therapy for cut-rate prices. But as explained in our cover story, "Blow Back," not everyone was thrilled with his plan. Some of the alcohol counselors who'd been providing that treatment for years balked at Beeck's low prices and what they say is a conflict of interest.

So how expensive is it to get a DUI? Westword has put together a handy infographic of the costs associated with getting caught driving drunk for the first time, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation and the state Persistent Drunk Driver Committee.

See the infographic below or click to view a bigger version. It's, ahem, sobering.

The Cost of Getting a First DUI

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