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University of Georgia Requires Employees to Disclose DUI Arrests

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers. There were more than 10,000 traffic fatalities in 2010 involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent, equivalent to almost one-third of all traffic deaths.


Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.


The University of Georgia's human resources policy requires that employees inform the school if they are arrested, including DUI arrests. This became an issue when a research professional did not disclose his DUI arrest to the school; the researcher claimed ignorance of the regulation.


The University claims that the policy is in place so it can determine if actions need to be taken as a result of the arrest. The university reserves the right to terminate the employee if it feels the arrest may adversely impact the employee's work. It may also place the employee on leave until the legal case is resolved.


If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia