Well, a recent DWI is as good as two
strikes against you to begin with.
Most states will revoke your liscence for
a specified period of time ranging from
90 days to a full year.
That means you can't drive anything,
except a bicycle, for the length of
time judged against you.
This happenned to a co-worker freind
of mine in October of last year.
He pulled into a tavern after work
one day and polished off a few to
many while watching the big game
Just his luck that a full grown bear
was coming up behind him as he pulled
out of the lot to go home.
BOOM!...he got nailed right then 'n there.
He got a one year suspension ( to include
his CDL ) on his liscence and a $2500
fine for his first offense!
Plus traffic school, re-hab, and all
the other baloney that goes with it.
Not to mention that he had to spend the weekend in jail as it happenned on a
Pretty steep if you ask me but those
are the rules in this state.
After 9 months he has managed to get his
liscense back with all privelages.
They forgave the remaining 3 months on
his suspension for completing the
program with no further incidents.
The problem is nobody will hire him.
Including my outfit where he was
working at the time he got busted.
Even with a previously spotless
work record they won't even talk
to him on the phone.
Companies across the board are adopting
a no tolerance policy on DWI's nowadays.
The standard app. now asks if you've ever
had a DWI/DUI within the last three years.
And, if you have, most won't even look
The moral is the same as it's always been --
IF YOU DRINK, DON'T DRIVE.
A very simple premise but one many
"professional" drivers can't seem
to follow these days...