Impaired Driving Violation - Policies or Practices
Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) is currently reviewing its practice regarding employees CHARGED with an impaired driving violation on or off the job in a personal or company vehicle. Impaired driving is defined as a Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs “DUI” or Driving While Intoxicated “DWI”.
In Maryland, drivers who are charged must relinquish their formal driving license and may be granted a temporary license to drive to and from work. BGE does not recognize “temporary licenses” and suspends its employees’ driving privileges at work.
We would appreciate a response to the following questions:
1) What is your Company’s policy/practice for employees who receive a “DUI/DWI” and are required to drive as part of their job?
2) Is the employee “accommodated” in a non-driving position until they resolve the charges and gain possession of a “valid” driving license?
3) Are employees holding CDL licenses managed differently from others also required to drive for the company?
4) In what situation, if any, would the employee be terminated for the impaired driving charge?
We greatly appreciate any feedback that you are willing to provide.