By McKenna Ronquillo
After being sent home on their first day, they both reveal why their California nursing licenses may still be pending — they each have a DUI arrest on their record. “Everybody makes mistakes. You learn from it and I would never do that again,” Heather said while coming clean to Fernando about her DUI. “I’m still paying for it.”
Photo: Heather and Fernando learn the painful consequences of their DUI’s. (MTV)
A major bummer for these two nurses, for sure, but something that happens all too often. In the United States, 900,000 people are arrested each year for DUI/DWI. Sadly, nearly 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. Read on to find out how a DUI conviction can create more drama than you thought.
Going on a date? You can forget about picking him or her up. In California, if you’re under 21 you lose your driver’s license for one year. The consequences of a DUI vary by state, you can learn about the penalties in your state here.
We bet your friends, family and partner never considered a career in taxi driving before, but that’s exactly what they’ll be doing after your DUI conviction. Not being able to drive can create a strain on all of your relationships. Or at least make your BFF give you the side eye as she picks you up from Starbucks.
Have you dreamed about becoming the next Elle Woods? While every college has different policies on DUI convictions, consequences can include: loss of scholarship and financial aid, loss of student housing, enrollment suspension and denied admission. A real-life Halloween nightmare like no other.
Nurse, lawyer, teacher — you name it — most job applications will ask you to disclose convictions like a DUI, and certain employers may dismiss your application based on your DUI alone. So you’ll most definitely be feeling Fernando and Heather’s pain.
27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes each day. Nuff’ said.
Watch the series premiere of “Scrubbing In” below and tune in next Thursday at 10/9c to see if Heather and Fernando get a second chance.
Students across the country are taking action to end drunk driving. Join them.
If you or a friend is worried about drinking or drug use please check out Half Of Us for resources and tips on getting help.