does a dwi affect ft eligibility

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by guwop, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. guwop

    guwop New Member

    I was up for ft promotion back in june. longstory short i got a dwi in may was out of driving for a month but still managed to keep my license so i am driving now. Do i have to wait a year before i get that ft opportunity again?
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    at least a year
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Oops.
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This is why I limit myself to one drink if driving boys and girls. Maybe two if I will be there for an extended time, but that's it.
     
  5. I drink at home.
     
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  6. Three years and you are all eligible again. Don't worry three years goes by quick if you are drunk for half of it.
     
  7. Yep, I'm a 2 beer Tom in these situations now too.


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  8. DamageCallTag

    DamageCallTag New Member

    I didn't have to wait. I was a cover driver that received a DUI. Very long story, but I jumped through the required UPS hoops and was only off the road for one month then got promoted to full time a few weeks later.


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  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If you want to be a full time driver, don't drink and drive, it's really that simple.

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  10. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    While I agree drinking and driving is bad, a dui/dwi can also be accrued from being sleepy in some jurisdictions if the officer is a hardass. Sometimes the laws to prevent some behavior are written in a way they give too wide a scope and officers can abuse that. Unless it changed in the last couple years since I last looked at the statutes, someone can be charged with "street racing" in Florida without ever hitting the speed limit.
     
  11. KzooUPSer

    KzooUPSer Once you go Brown...

    You can get a dui/dwi/oui/owvi etc... in MI from taking your prescription meds if the officer believes that it has affected your ability to drive.. You can fight it, because it's subjective.. But, anyhoo, unless things are different in your area, you only have to have a clean driving record for the past 12 months and you should be good..
     
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  12. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Wow, you just gave up a great paying gig.Live and learn.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Can't be too careful these days....
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I have lived in Florida my entire life and never ever heard of that.
    Isn't that why it's called "Driving Under the Influence"?D.U.I.
     
  15. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Member

    It used to be 1 year for moving violations, 3 years for dui/dwi/reckless driving. The last couple bid sheets have said 1 yr/moving violations, no dwi/dui EVER. I haven't asked because it doesn't apply to me, but this would dq a lot the part timers.
     
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    "And when I drink alone....I prefer to be by mysellllf."

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  17. Im bad to the bone.
     
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I don't care where your at you shouldn't be out drinking and driving anyway. Its not how it used to be where it was easy to do it. And especially with this job if you have aspirations of ever going into driving or if you are currently driving. Just not worth it really dude. I like others have said if I know im driving will drink maybe 2 or 3 tops, ill drink when I get home where its safe, kinda a no brainer with this job really.
     
  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You can't drive at UPS for 5 years.

    The requirements to drive are as follows.

    1. No moving violations in the last year.
    2. No more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years.
    3. No DUI,DWI, or reckless driving in the last 5 years..
     
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  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I was very very very close to getting a dui last month, cop let me go. I don't know why, maybe because it was a lady cop. I've definitely learned from that and realized that my brother isnt who he really is. Although it was my decision, I definitely take full blame for it.