From Lancaster (PA) Online:
What happens if you lose your license due to a drunk driving arrest, and you have to drive a truck for your job?
If you are a U.S. Postal Service employee, your boss just pays somebody else to drive you around for a while.
That’s what has happened in Lititz, where James E. Avers, 34, of Mount Joy, has been getting a paid chauffeur to drive him until he gets his suspended license back, after pleading guilty to four counts of drunken driving in 2013.
His 2011 DUI arrest in East Hempfield Township was Avers’ second for drunk driving, according to court records.
Postal service spokesman David Walton acknowledged that Avers is pairing up with another employee, who drives to a designated spot, and then both deliver mail.
Walton denied that a worker sometimes is simply acting as Avers’ driver, as the two sources familiar with the situation described.
“If he wasn’t productive, we wouldn’t be allowing this,” he said.