As a matter of fact, I’ve known quite a few people that have gotten in trouble, in regards to booze and driving
One guy hired a lawyer and got it busted down to “wet reckless” . . . it cost him about 10K and he got to keep his license. But he got points, and his insurance went through the roof and stayed there for several years. He claimed the cop that pulled him over was determined to “nab a white boy for dui” that evening.
Another guy was guzzling Boone’s Farm like crazy. We told him he’s going to regret it, because that stuff is deceptive. I seem to recall it doesn’t taste strongly of alcohol, which leads you to consume large quantities. Anyways, later that evening, he fell asleep at a traffic light, foot on the brake pedal, car idling and in drive. At some point, a patrol car came by and the officer tapped on his windshield . . .
A current colleague of mine still had a dui showing on his record, when we was hired. Sadly, this guy has apparently not gotten his act together. He comes to work, reeking, unshaved, bloodshot eyes, tired, etc. And an hour or so later, he’s in better shape. He misses many days of work, when he calls in “sick” . . . he has ALL the signs of an alcoholic. But he’s too stupid to change his behaviour. And he’s also too stupid to ask for help. Until he discloses his condition and says he needs help, he’s on his own. I know the supervisors . . . there have been a few . . . have ALL talked to him about his lousy attendance, he’s gotten verbal and written reprimands. His file really sucks. On paper, he looks like an unreliable employee, which he is