If a person is convicted of drunken driving, could the insurance company raise the car insurance premium rates?


If a person were convicted of drunken driving, the insurance companies would definitely increase the car insurance premium rates. However, this would depend on the past record of the policyholder and the length of the relationship of the policyholder with the insurance company. In certain cases, the insurance company might refuse to renew the car insurance policy. When that person approaches another insurer, the premium would be invariably quite high. Hence, the conviction of drunken driving could prove to be a costly financial burden.