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Police arrest 7 for OWI on New Year's Eve night in Tippecanoe County

The average cost of an OWI is about $10,000.

Posted: Jan 1, 2020 6:47 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 6:56 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Seven people were booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail on New Year's Eve night for suspected drunken driving, according to the sheriff's office. 

From 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Lafayette police made 43 traffic stops and arrested three people for operating while intoxicated, according to Sgt. Shana Wainscott. West Lafayette police arrested two suspected drunken drivers. Purdue police and the sheriff's office each brought in one.

The average cost of an OWI is about $10,000. That includes car towing, attorney fees, court costs, and lost time at work.

Related: Here is what happens when you're arrested for OWI in Lafayette

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