(Closed) DUI question

posted 8 years ago in Legal
  • poll: What would you do?
    Turn him in, what he's doing is illegal : (5 votes)
    12 %
    It's none of your business, keep your mouth shut : (37 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Even if you have a suspended lisence, in many cases, you can still get a “license” to drive to work and back… I can’t remember what it’s called exactly, but your co-worker may have one of these.

    You might ask your co-worker about it directly if you’re concerned about it…


    ETA: If he stops at the bank on the way to or from work then that would be totally within the work license conditions.

    Post # 4
    4886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t get involved at all. 

    Post # 5
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would not say anything, mainly because it could have been a mistake from the past and they are trying to get a fresh start and get there life back together.

    I know someone who has a DUI. They were actually exactly at .08 limit when they were pulled over but they were still given a DUI. They were someone who never drank alot and only drove that night because they did not have a ride home.

    Sometimes even honest people make mistakes.

    If they mess up on the job or is a theat to your life or others, then I would mention something. For now, just be a active observer.

    Post # 6
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think this is absolutely not your concern.  He’s not drunk while he’s driving and this isn’t something that affects his job performance.  If he’s new, it sounds to me like you don’t know him that well…he could have just made one bad choice, as we all have in some manner.  Do you think maybe he has rubbed you the wrong way and you’re just looking for something to fault him with?

    Post # 7
    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with the pps…I would not get involved

    Post # 8
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    amnystik is correct.  After a DUI, you can apply for a restricted license that allows you to go to and from work.  Your co-worker probably has this arrangement.  

    Post # 9
    2583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Unless you think he is drinking or has been drinking before or during work, its not your place to get involved.

    Yes, drunk driving is one of the stupidest things EVER, but, unless you know all the facts, its not fair to judge him. 

    When I lived in NYC, a friend of mine left a party, got in his car, and realized he probably shouldn’t drive. So he started the ignition to warm the car up a bit, kicked the seat all the way back, and planned on sleeping for a few hours. 5 minutes in, a cop knocked on his window and asked what he was doing. He was honest and told the officer. The officer had him step out of the car and take a breathalizer, which he failed.  He was arrested and charged with a DUI because the keys were in the ignition.  So… just saying… it would suck if someone judged him just hearing “DUI” without the facts…

    Post # 11
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I agree with PP that he probably has a restricted license to allow him to drive to work. I know this because when I was hit and almost killed by a drunk driver 7 years ago, he was given the state minimum 90 days suspended license, but a restricted license allowing him to drive to work.

    Though I don’t blame you, I would be disgusted too and probably ask him about it directly. If he didn’t have a restricted license, I would not feel in the least bit bad for turning him in. I have no sympathy for people with DUIs, since one almost cost me my life.

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