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    Dec 24, 2006, 07:25 AM
    DWI in Ny in a Company Car
    Recently, a friend was arrested for a DWI in NY while driving his company car. He has an out of state license and was concerened about his job. Will they find out about the DWI? Should he contact his employer? Any information regarding this will be appreciated. Thanks:confused:
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    Dec 24, 2006, 08:06 AM
    If he drives a company car, most companies run a background ( drivers license) review on a regular basis, once a year or once every two years.

    Also the companies insurance company will get a notice of this most likely since it will effect the insurance rates they pay.

    Next most employees of company that drive company vechiles have rules that state any ticket must be reported.

    And honestly he should start looking for a new job, since this offense will cost anyone their job in any company I know of.
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    Dec 24, 2006, 10:54 AM
    It may not be automatic that he loses his job. Depends on written company policy.

    But if he fails to report it, once the company finds out (and they will from their insurance company) the likelihood he would be fired is increased.
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    Dec 24, 2006, 11:10 AM
    Hello nyce:

    I'm with Padre. If they DON'T fire him, and he kills somebody with their car while drunk, that victim's family will OWN that company.

    excon
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    Dec 24, 2006, 04:30 PM
    Yes, I have drove a company car for almost 30 years for various companies and I had to at least every couple years supply them with a copy of my drivers license and each company had a rule that we had to report any and all accidents and tickets.

    Most employees get into more trouble for not reporting than the ones who reported it.

    And yes it may not be automatically fired,
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    Dec 26, 2006, 08:32 AM
    Thanks everyone. But shouldn't he only report it once he is convicted? Nothing happens with insurance until after conviction... or am I totally wrong?
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    Dec 26, 2006, 06:12 PM
    Your dead on.
    Innocent until proven guilty.

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