Driver in trouble ....need help!

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BigAB, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. BigAB

    BigAB New Member

    Long story short I was in a bar fight. I tried to break it up, beer bottles were thrown. I got an assault charge with a weapon because they said I threw a bottle. I've taken all legal precautions. My question is, if I get a felony charge will that affect me as a driver. Another driver said that I may become un-bonded due to the felony and therefore wouldn't be able to drive.?I've been a driver for 10yrs and am just trying to be prepared. Thanks for the help.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It`s not driving no? Just a guess. I`ve worked with guys that have gotten in a pinch and as long as it wasn`t driving related and they could show up for work they were non issues.

    Learn from this.
  3. BigAB

    BigAB New Member

    Thanks cachsux. He said that a felony charge may make it so that I wouldn't be able to be bonded and would not be insured through the ups. Have you had any issues with drivers becoming un-bonded. Does anyone know if there is a ups HR number that I would be able to find out forsure. I've called union hall and searched online but haven't had any luck with anyone knowing about being bonded. Thanks again.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I never knew any more facts other than what the drivers said.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do not call UPS HR just yet. If this is your first brush with the law and there were no injuries and/or damage your lawyer may able to get the charges downgraded. Good luck.
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    What he said.
  7. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    UPS drivers aren't bonded.
  8. BigAB

    BigAB New Member

    Ok, thanks for the help
  9. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Although you've been charged with felony, the fact remains that the DA has to prove that you in fact was the person throwing the bottle. My guess is that if this was a recent event that you'll probably have a court date early next year. With peak out of the way, getting days off shouldn't be a problem.

    Stay out of bars because like to fight guy is always there. That 21 year old that is all liquored up and ready to go and he's looking for a reason and another male to prove his manhood.

    Stay under the radar for the month and see how things play out.
  10. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    sounds like a resume' builder in our center.
  11. theworthlessunion

    theworthlessunion New Member

    Maybe you shouldn't have put yourself in a situation where there could have been a bar fight....just a thought
  12. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I disagree. Even if you frequent a "bar" once every three months, there is always some drunk childish
    person there.
    No matter how nice the place, there is no screening at the door for those who love to get drunk and cause

  13. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    so that was you who hit me? You will be ok.