Nursing student just got a DUI - page 6

HI, as we all do sometimes, I had three beers, and decided to drive my friend to her home, which I know it was a mistake, especially my car had an expired sticker(waiting for the DMV sticker) and is... Read More

  1. by   Sadie04
    I'm glad the OP posted his experience with drinking and driving. It's important to talk about this issue. Maybe just by reading this thread, someone who may have thought it was ok to "have a couple beers" and then drive home will think twice about it. My brother is only 22 and an alcoholic. He's been drinking daily since the age of 16 and yes, he has driven many times while impaired. A year and a half ago I got a phone call in the middle of the night to come bail him out of jail after a DUI. I was glad that he had been caught, and so relieved that it happened before he ever hurt someone else. It took him over a year to get his license back. He had to go to a detox facility, then get substance abuse counseling, spend 2 weekends in jail, pay a lawyer and thousands in fines, etc before he could get his license back. Now he has zero tolerance; if he gets caught with any alcohol in his system while driving, he will face even tougher penalties. Although he still uses alcohol, I'm glad to say he does not drink and drive anymore.
  2. by   joecalifa
    Yeah, I am willing to pay the price, but I still continue to take great care of my patients, and learning a lot and of course studying a lot every day.
    I did take the stupid risk of driving, and now, that's okay, I made a mistake. I am sure that I will come out of this because I know what I did was wrong, and it doesn't affect my skills and thinking. I am not drug addicted, don't drink all the time, but made a terrible mistake of drinking and driving, I recognize that.

    I am ready to face my challenges, and prove that I am a great nurse , and this is not going to affect my cognitive skills. I assume i made a mistake, and even could harm people, but of course never happened and it won't happen again ever.

    Thanks for the honest responses here, it's a learning experience for me, and I appreciate that a lot.
    take care and have a great weekend.
  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Think this thread has run its course so closing now.