Las Vegas, NV- A police officer in Henderson, just 15 miles outside the Las Vegas area, was arrested for DUI following a minor fender bender. How does a DUI arrest or conviction affect a person’s employment conviction?
According to KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, off-duty officer Sgt. Lisa Mattingly was arrested last week for suspicion of DUI after she rear-ended a car at the intersection of Gibson Rd. and Horizon Ridge Parkway. Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul told KLAS-TV that Mattingly was follow another car too closely which led to her arrest for intoxicated driving.
Mattingly has been suspended from duty pending an investigation.
DUIs, while fairly common are still a terrible mark to have on your permanent record. If you are trying to get a job on police force or other job where integrity is an important part of your job, a DUI can have an affect on your current or future employment though it isn’t prohibitive.
If you’re DUI charge involves drugs it will like be a major road block for obtaining employment, however an alcohol-related DUI is not generally as serious. But everything really depends on the police force you are applying for; some are more lenient than others and will look into the circumstance surrounding your arrest. Other police forces have a zero-tolerance policy and will refuse to hire anyone with a criminal record.
If you are already employed, a DUI can affect your working relationships. Many states revoke a first offender’s license, so relying on public transportation and rides from others can make it difficult to show up to work on time. On top of that, while you are going through the […]