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18 Wheels of Steel's Comment
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OK, I'm probably being a worry-wart again but here goes. I'm about to ship out for orientation at May Trucking Company. During the whole process of applying for this job, I had an unresolved misdemeanor charge. The charge is Animal Running at Large. Long story short, my dog got out and attacked the neighbor's dog, causing it injury.

I was upfront about this with the recruiter and during the application process. The recruiter said it wasn't a big deal, but that I should get it resolved before starting for the company. My pretrial date was fast approaching and I was pretty sure I could get it taken care of at that time so they scheduled my orientation date and told me to keep them posted.

Fast forward to today. Pretrial. I was able to get the charge pled down to Attempted Animal Running at Large. Still a misdemeanor but I got it resolved and paid for. Case closed. I let the recruiter know the outcome of the case, and sent in the paperwork showing that it is closed. The recruiter said it isn't a problem and we are still going forward with orientation.

Good deal, right? Well, now I am not so sure. I've heard reports of people being told by the recruiter that it is OK, only to get to orientation and be sent home for whatever it was that the recruiter said not to worry about. After 6 months of school I am so close to finally realizing this goal, it would be absolutely crushing to have it taken away at this point.

So I leave it to the experts: Is this a big deal?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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I think you should be fine. Might be a different story if YOU attacked your neighbors dog!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't see why they would care about that. They might not hire you and your dog to do security at the company picnic but I'm sure they'll still let you drive their truck.

Kevin H.'s Comment
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Just curious, what exactly is "Attempted Animal Running at Large"? Is that when you try to let your dog loose but it won't go?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

VivaciousVal's Comment
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Just curious, what exactly is "Attempted Animal Running at Large"? Is that when you try to let your dog loose but it won't go?

I have been LOLing at this or way to long!!!

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Just curious, what exactly is "Attempted Animal Running at Large"? Is that when you try to let your dog loose but it won't go?

Oh......The American Legal System. Certainly the best on the Globe, but.............I sometimes wonder about things like thisshocked.pngrofl-2.gif

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

18 Wheels of Steel's Comment
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Just curious, what exactly is "Attempted Animal Running at Large"? Is that when you try to let your dog loose but it won't go?

I wondered that as well. When I was there for pretrial, there were a bunch of people there, and the prosecutor was basically plea bargaining everyone by throwing an "attempted" at the front of the charge. I probably could've fought mine, but it was the only way to put this thing to bed and get out on the road. Otherwise, I'd have been stuck here for at least 3 more weeks, if not longer, since nobody wanted to hire me until the case was closed. It probably saved me a little money on the fine, and might look slightly better on a background check at first glance.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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