A TSA Screener at Newark Liberty International Airport got more than a DWI charge when she was stopped outside the airport at 1:30 in the morning last January.
Kimberly Fleming, 33, had a blood alcohol level that was nearly twice the .08% limit, and Port Authority police report that her eyes were bloodshot and she was wearing only one shoe.
After failing field sobriety tests, she was booked for DWI, and released later in the day pending an appearance in Elizabeth Municipal Court.
Anyone in that situation would need to deal with the drunk driving charge, but because Fleming is an employee of the Transportation Security Administration, she was also subject to a seven day suspension following her arrest.
Employers, and especially government employers at any level, often have their own policies related to allegations of off-duty misconduct, which can be costly whether you’re hourly or salaried.
If you’ve been charged with DWI in New Jersey, protect yourself as thoroughly as possible.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.