I was reading the news today when I came across the article about a principal who was removed from his job because of a DUI arrest. Unintended consequences… it is one of the most appropriate terms for a San Diego DUI. Does someone’s decision making need to be scrutinized by their employer if someone gets a San Diego DUI?
A San Diego DUI comes with so many penalties. Some of which happen while the individual walks into court.
I have written in previous articles about DMV license suspensions, San Diego DUI fines, and DUI education courses.
However, today we focus on an individual’s job. There are some professions (Nurses, teachers, police) who have to go through a process when receiving a San Diego DUI. Some jobs take it on a case-by-case basis. Should they?
On one hand people would say that individual’s decision making is in question and it needs to be determined they should continue with their job. On the other hand, who here has not gone out and had a fun time? Could it be a borderline blood alcohol level and just a drive into checkpoint a few miles from home? Were they even impaired? Has the individual shown any signs of alcohol abuse or bad decision making before? The facts should be taken into consideration and not act with a knee-jerk reaction.
It is a valid argument and a case can be made for both sides. I as an employer would ensure that any criminal charge would be brought to my attention. We then would look over the facts to see if there are any flags.
In any event, the unintended consequences of a San Diego DUI go far beyond the DMV and the courts. It can stretch all the way to your livelihood. Below is an article on the issue. Enjoy the day.
A middle school principal in Broward County is facing criminal charges and he’s been removed from his school. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Steven J. Williams, principal at Driftwood Middle School in Hollywood, was arrested in Dania Beach on Sunday morning.
Based on an arrest report, deputies responded to reports of a disturbance at 300 Gulfstream Road around 3 in the morning.
The report says deputies stopped Williams’ car after the 911 caller yelled, “stop that car he’s drunk and his friend attacked one of my guys.”
Once out of the car, the report adds that Williams “pulled his left hand out of (his) pocket and an object fell from the pocket to the ground.” The report says, “(the) object was identified as a clear plastic bag” and the substance inside it “tested positive for cocaine.”
The arresting deputy wrote that Williams failed a field sobriety test.
“While speaking to (Williams) he slurred his words and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath was more noticeable. I asked the defendant if he had been drinking and he stated ‘yes sir but not a real lot, I was just helping my employee get her husband home,'” the report reads.
The Broward County School District confirmed that they had “received information” that Williams was arrested. School district officials said that Williams was removed from the school and reassigned to a position away from the school.
The full article can be found here.
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