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Message Monday - Blowing .08 is like blowing $10,000

Monday, August 20, 2018

What is a drink worth to you? In Iowa, a typical conviction for your first offense of operating while intoxicated costs about $10,000 when you factor in legal fees, fines, higher insurance rates, and paying for rides. How much is too much? It is difficult to calculate how many drinks it takes until a driver is over the legal limit because everyone is different. The law, however, is the same: Any BAC (blood alcohol content) 0.08 percent or higher is...

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Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend

Monday, August 20, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2018 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Iowa DOT driver's license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at or at...

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