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Ohio Bartender Fired After Calling Police on Drunken Driver

Posted on the 02 March 2013 by Real Talk @talkrealdebate2012
A half-drunk glass of beer

A half-drunk glass of beer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Twyla DeVito is a bartender at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio.  She had worked there for about a year when she was abruptly fired for “being bad for business.”  The “bad” part being the fact she called the police when she noticed a regular customer was going to drive his car while intoxicated.  The man’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.  The patron was issued a citation for driving under the influence.

Two days later, DeVito was contacted by her employer who told her that she was “bad for business.”  It had nothing to do with her ability to serve drinks.  The manager told her that it wasn’t personal, but a business decision.  She apparently hadn’t followed the proper protocol. 

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there is no law that requires bartenders to report drunk drivers.  DeVito said there was no protocol and that she doesn’t regret what she did.  She said if she was in a precarious situation.  Suppose the man got into an accident, she would possibly be at fault.  She thought that saving the man’s life, and others on the road, was more important.

I think it is pretty evident that she was fired because the drunken man was a loyal, regular customer and other customers inquired if she would do the same in the future.  Her termination is ridiculous.  She did the right thing.  I find it funny how no one blames the man who decided to get drunk and then drive away.

The only thing that is going to be “bad for business” is the reputation this manager is now giving the establishment.  Oh and the proper protocol should be to protect the life of the patron and those on the road.

Do you think she should have been fired?

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