DWAI IN CO, will it affect me driving?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mrodriguez182, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    I'm not a driver yet, I've been trying to find the answer to my question, but can't really get a solid answer from anyone in HR. Thought I might try this, I got a DWAI IN CO In December of 2013. No revocation or suspension on my license. I'm able to drive on regular insurance as well, so am I able to drive if a position comes up once I reach my seniority date?
     
  2. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    I don't think you can drive for 5 years after a DUI. Maybe someone else can confirm.

    Btw I would change your pic and username. Trust me on this, you don't want them to figure out you're on here.
     
  3. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    DWAI and DUI are different when reading specifications on the job it says clearly with suspension or revocation I've had neither. Thanks for the input on the last stuff
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You have to wait 5 years after a DUI or reckless driving conviction to drive. Your license not being suspended doesn't mean anything. You also can't have more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years and none in the last 12 months.
     
  5. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    Thanks I am new to this
     
  6. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    That's what I keep hearing, 5 years but I didn't get a DUI. I've never had a suspension on my license.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    What exactly is a DWAI ? I would say UPS would consider it a DUI. Whether your license got suspended or not doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is whether it on your driving record or not.

    Forget about saying your license wasn't suspend it doesn't matter...
     
  8. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    I would bet the company looks at a DWAI and a DUI as the same thing. Yes you weren't convicted with a DUI. But it shows a level of impairment and they probably would question your judgement.
     
  9. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    It's driving while ability impaired, if it didn't matter why is it specified on bid sheets? I'm thinking there may be a difference. I could be wrong though.
     
  10. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    You may be right I just wish I had a clear answer 3 more years seems like a very long time unfortunately. Guess all I can do is apply and find out.
     
  11. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    Just put it down. They aren't going to take it too lightly to you hiding it. You never know.
     
  12. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    O they know about it. Like I said I've been trying to find out but get different answers. Someone has to know something.
     
  13. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    How long have you been with the company? I haven't been here a year and I know not to expect anybody knowing anything.
     
  14. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    Almost 6months now.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    DWAI is issued when the BAC is below .08 (in NY). It is not the same as a DUI in the eyes of the law; however, we all know how the company operates and they very well may see them as one in the same, even though they are not.

    To the OP: You've only been here for 6 months? Did you disclose the DWAI on your application?
     
  16. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    You all are telling me what I don't wanna hear! Lol I guess all I can do is apply!
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you want someone to blow sunshine up your ass you got the wrong person.

    Was it booze or pot?
     
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  18. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    No I applied for driver helper seasonal and then got a job offer for part time.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was your BAC below .08?
     
  20. Mrodriguez182

    Mrodriguez182 Member

    Yes