Policy: 139

Driving Under the Influence


The following apply:

  1. The Agency will follow all state laws pertaining to DUI.
  2. Each applicant will be screened for traffic violations prior to employment.
    1. Should this screening indicate that the applicant has a record of DUI, they will not be considered for employment.
  3. Any employee who is charged with DUI while on Agency time or in an Agency vehicle will be dismissed from employment immediately.
  4. Any employee who receives a DUI charge while off duty will be restricted from driving an Agency vehicle until the court decides if guilty or innocent.
    1. The employee shall be responsible for obtaining from court a written copy of the court's decision.
    2. Should the employee's job require him/her to drive, he/she will be suspended without pay until a final decision has been made by the court and received in writing by the Board.
  5. Employees are required to notify the Agency (immediate supervisor) within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving a DUI charge.
    1. Failure to notify the Agency in the specified time frame will result in immediate dismissal from employment.
  6. Should the employee be found guilty he/she will be terminated from employment.
  7. Should the employee be found innocent he/she will be reinstated without back pay.


To establish a standard by which MDCBDSN will respond to persons whom have records or offenses related to driving under the influences.

Effective Date:
June 1, 1998