Most of us would take the stance that when you CHOOSE
to commit a crime and are subsequently caught, you forfeit your rights as you have become a criminal. Unfortunately the courts of our country and the government who makes the legislation, feel they cannot violate the rights of the criminal and place them on a pedestal. Our system abounds with theses cases. Like the one below.
A Canadian real estate company, was sued by a Barrie employee who drank alcohol at an office Christmas party and later crashed her car.
“It was a self-serve bar at the office. That's a big mistake right there. Around 4 pm, the employer noticed the employee was 'more than her usual self,' if you will. He never described her as drunk, but he was concerned enough to offer to call her husband,” she says.
“The employer also offered taxis to everybody who needed one and another employee who didn't drink offered rides. She declined, and went out with a group of co-workers to a bar.”
The woman drank at least two beers at the bar. When she left the night club around 8 pm, the weather was bad, and one of her co-workers offered her a place to stay for the night. The woman declined, and crashed her car while driving home.
She survived the accident and sued her employers and the bar. They were held jointly responsible for $300,000 in damages, although the bar had no insurance and could not pay. The employer later appealed and settled the case out of court with the employee.
Who would have ever thought DUI could be proffitable!