I wanted to start a post and document what Im going thru so others who might find themselves in a similar situation have some insight. I recently graduated with my BSN in December 2012 from a nursing program
in the Bay Area (California). I applied to take my NCLEX in the beginning of Feb and was granted permission with no difficulty as I didn't have a criminal record. I failed because I was not taking the NCLEX seriously. Since failing, I signed up for KAPLANS NCLEX prep and was doing that when I decided to go out one night. I had two drinks and was pulled over on my way home. I was not impaired, was not speeding, swirving lanes, etc. and resulted in no property damage or hurt anyone. I pulled over thinking the cop was trying to pass me on a one lane road (one lane going in each direction) and this was when he pulled me over. I passed the field sobriety test but failed the field breathalyzer by blowing a 0.11. I had stopped drinking 2 hours before driving, was drinking water and urinating frequently to get it out of my system. My application to retest was sent in on a Thursday and a two days later was when I was charged with my DUI. I called the BRN first thing Monday morning and told them what had happen. As of right now, I have not received my ATT letter nor have a received a letter stating they have denied me to take my NCLEX for the second time. Im leaving the situation with the BRN alone until I can resolve my DUI case with the court and DMV. I have hired a lawyer and determined to fight this because I believe I have a strong case. Im still waiting to hear back from my lawyer about my DMV hearing date. He called them last Wednesday and they told him they would call him back by the end of this week. We are waiting for this DMV hearing to get the police report and work out a strategy for my date in court (scheduled for April 9th, 2013). Lucky for me, this DUI did not result in any damage of property or injury but using this as a growing/learning experience.
If anyone is in a similar situation, feel free to post. Please keep this to CA-BRN related DUIs and keep all negative comments to yourself. Thank you