Obstruction of the highway

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thabigshot, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. thabigshot

    thabigshot New Member


    A year ago I was arrested for a DWI that was dropped down to Obstruction of the highway. Would this obstruction of the highway charge hinder me from becoming a driver?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Much less than a DWI would.

    Resident know-it-all.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    How do you obstruct a highway? Pass out in the middle of it?
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Is that charge even a moving violation?
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

    Go have a drink and celebrate

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  6. Call your business agent. This site isn't your own personal business agent.
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Yes. It carries the same weight as the first offense, in terms of points and insurance rates.

    As far as I know the only difference is they aren't subject to bigger fines or other consequences like a 1-year license suspension.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Why not ask someone in HR that would actually know??? You HAVE to tell them. If you do not disclose and they find out, you are fired for lying.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And they will find out when they run your driving record.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS does not request an abstract for each and every driver----that would be cost prohibitive----I know NY charges either $7 or $10 for an online request for an abstract----I don't know if they offer group discounts for employers. I have been told that they will review our annual disclosure forms and follow-up if they find any inconsistencies or have any suspicions.
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    They do check the driving records of every new driver
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Upon hire or annually?
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    On initial hire a thorough background check is done on everyone including motor vehicle report. The OP was asking about becoming a driver.

    That being said after I filled out this year's annual MVR certification stating I had nothing for last year my management team got an email asking to confirm my info because they ran a query on me and it came back no hit/no match for my info (like I didn't have a license) so I don't know what they do for existing drivers but they apparently attempted some kind of a check for me on the routine annual certification.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    From what I have been told they may or may not do a random check but I do know that they do not pull an abstract on every driver every year.
  15. thabigshot

    thabigshot New Member

    Well I do intend on telling them when they call me in for the driving test. I was just curious to see what everyone had to say. I didn't want to get my hopes up. Thanks for the comments everyone!

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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Honesty may be the best policy but there is such a thing as being too honest.

    Resident know-it-all.
  17. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Was your license suspended at all? I don't know about other states but here in Iowa, you can plea down your first offense but it still on your abstract that you have an OWI on your record, and when UPS pulls that abstract, it will show the OWI but that it was pled down to a non moving violation.
  18. thabigshot

    thabigshot New Member

    I got the DWI, license got suspended for six months. Then court dates kept getting reset till the charge was a year old. The charge got reduced and I agreed to take some classes.
  19. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    No lose of license for 5 yrs if I am correct
  20. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Your license being suspended may be your demise. I can't say how it will work out for you, but you need to find out the official policy on license suspensions in your area with regards to UPS. Your HR person you are dealing with should be able give you the answer you need.

    Hope it works out, but I don't have a good feeling about it for you.