RN charged with DUI

RN charged with DUI. If charges are reduced to reckless driving, how will that affect my license?

I was pulled over going around a turnabout, and had drank 2-3 cups of beer, the last one being about 1.5 hours prior to driving. After passing the field sobriety test, I was asked to perform a breathalyzer, which resulted in 0.122%, and 2 minutes later 0.123%. The officers repeatedly commented that my cooperation was very appreciated, and would reflect positively on my court case. They also said my career would reflect on my penalties in a positive light. On our initial stop at a CHP outpost, they performed another breathalyzer, which resulted in 0.10%. The arresting officers said there was a chance the charges could be reduced to reckless driving. If that is the case, what's the impact, if any, of that on my nursing license?

Nathan’s Answer

Alcohol consumption has been determined by our courts in California to be connected to fitness as a health care professional. A conviction to a lesser crime, that of "wet reckless" even if possible, will not necessarily change the BRN's analysis since the event is so fresh. Their analysis will depend on how you approach queries from the BRN. For the BRN, this is not just a matter of what you get convicted of. This is a matter of what they feel may be a substance abuse problem, and one that possibly endangers the public in a health setting as much as it does on the roads. Correspondence with the BRN is best done with qualified counsel overseeing your declarations.

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