Popped for DUI

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AZbrownup, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. AZbrownup

    AZbrownup New Member

    hello all..
    over the weekend I was cited for a DUI. and in AZ with any DUI, you are required to have a ignition interlock device on every car you drive.. unless your employer signs a waiver. Well I just heard that UPS no longer is giving out waivers and you can only work in the hub for a yr from the day your license was suspended and the device has to be on for 1 yr.. so I may lose my job.. does anyone have any info that could help???

  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Send a PM (private message) to dilligaf--she is a driver who lives in Az and I am sure she would be able to answer your question(s).
  3. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Don't drink and drive?

    Sorry, you asked for help.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and I guess he is still waiting for it.
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    check out my beer thread in the life after brown forum. I think its right up your ally.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Tell them you were on your lunch hour and it doesn`t count.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    evans, don't worry about those guys. Send that PM to Dilli. I have a feeling that you will have to spend a year in the hub but I don't think you will lose your job. Good luck to you. Dave.
  8. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Listen to upstate, he says the truth
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Are you displacing two p/ts when you have to work in the hub for a year? If so, I believe it is unfair for a drunk to be able to do this. MHO.
  10. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Here in Florida when I was still an unloader we had a driver with their license suspended from a dui, it was really a rail job and wasn't drinking while driving but that's another story, anyways he worked both twilight and midnight shifts to get his 8 while his license was suspended. I never heard if he went back driving but I'd imagine he did if UPS went through the effort to have him work on other shifts for awhile unless he never got his license back.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Go see a good lawyer. You haven't been covicted yet.
  12. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    steve is right. dont drink , get your license back.

    contact your business agent. He / she has the answers on this one.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    A good DUI lawyer will charge 5-10K and try to get the case dropped or the charge reduced to wreckless driving. I know a couple of people that have gone this route. The results of the blood test will be more important than the initial breath test.
  14. Not IN Trace

    Not IN Trace New Member

    Sorry Evens10 but I hope you do lose your job....any worthless ******* who drive drunk without thinking about the other innocent people on the road who you may have killed is not worthy of being a UPS driver.
    Oh yea and by the way...someone I loved was killed by a DRUNK DRIVER.
    Lasted edited by : Nov 17, 2010
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Can't drive for a while..well Watertown , Mass still has a full time preload shift.
    A few others were lucky enough to be assigned to the Arsenal Mall; you and your load were dropped off for the day.
  16. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    I got rear ended by a DUI right in the middle of my pick-ups. I wasnt hurt thank god, but if my car wasnt loaded down with pcs I might take peak off this year and not by choice. Sorry to hear about your situation but than God you didnt kill yourself or a van loaded with babies and parents. I hope you never make that mistake again.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Steve is right but that is not what the OP was looking for. He wanted advice on what to do now rather than how to prevent it in the future.
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    My general opinion about DUI's is that there are plenty of otherwise decent people out there who have had a serious lapse in judgement and made a mistake about drinking and driving. These people should be given a second chance. Diversion, education, and a short-term license suspension along with a fine are appropriate consequences for a first offense.

    Those who didnt learn their lesson the first time around deserve harsh consequences. A second offense for DUI deserves a few months in jail along with permanent revocation of driving priveleges.
  19. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Klein is that you?
  20. AZbrownup

    AZbrownup New Member

    wow... I never said I was DRUNK... i had a few drinks (5) from 9pm to 1:45am.. went to a sub shop.. ate, had a coke and after an hour of sitting there... I left.. drove back home.. Did i make a bad mistake? guess so.. but in AZ, we have the toughest DUI laws in America.. doesnt matter if you are drunk.. if you have alcohol in their system... its a DUI