Trucking Company Ordered to Rehire Drunk Driver
Occasionally, news stories appear that leave us in disbelief, making us do a double-take and question what’s really going on. Recently, one such story caught attention, prompting YouTube lawyer, Steve Lehto, to delve into the details and unravel the complexities to make sense of it all.
The headline, “Trucking Company Ordered to Rehire a Drunk Driver,” may seem like clickbait at first, leading one to wonder if there’s more to the story. However, upon closer examination, it becomes apparent that the headline is accurate, and this case could prove frustrating for those sharing the road with big rigs.
As the story unfolds, we learn that a truck driver was arrested after consuming at least nine beers before losing control of her truck and crashing. Such actions typically warrant dismissal and potential legal repercussions. However, an arbitrator in the case ruled that the trucking company should have made allowances for what’s being termed an “alcoholism disability.”
At the time of her arrest, the driver’s blood alcohol content was recorded at .18, which is more than double the legal limit and more than sufficient to issue a DUI charge.
Surprisingly, the trucking company that initially dismissed her for this serious offense was forced to reverse its decision and allow the individual back on the road, all due to the controversial ruling by the arbitrator.
As society evolves and attitudes change, it’s essential to maintain an open mind. However, in cases like this, where leeway is granted to someone who was found consuming alcohol while behind the wheel of a massive truck, it raises legitimate concerns and prompts heated debates.
While acknowledging the importance of supporting those facing challenges, it’s also crucial to ensure public safety remains a top priority which many find isn’t the case in this hotly debated situation.