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Supervising While Intoxicated
June 6, 2014 permalink
North Carolina child protective supervisor Karma Warren was charged with drunk driving while she was on standby.
NC DSS worker charged with DWI
Pitt County, NC - Washington Police arrest a Pitt County child protective supervisor for DWI and it happened while she was "on call." Police say they found her passed out behind the wheel. She blew more than 2 times the legal limit.
On May 21st at about 4 a.m. court records say Karma Warren was found passed out behind the wheel of her 2007 Hyundai.
It was parked in front of BB's Tavern in Washington.
Her warrant says she had difficulty staying awake, had problems rolling down the window and her breath emitted an odor of alcohol. She blew a .18 on her Breathalyzer test.
During the time the county was paying her a dollar an hour to be on call. However, it's unknown if she was called on that night.
9 On Your Side spoke to Interim DSS Director Earl Marett about the company policy about what the on-call policy says.
"The on-call policy requires the employee to be available," said Earl Marett, Interim DSS Director. "If they are not available and willfully abuse that policy, then disciplinary action can be taken."
Marett couldn't talk about specifics and couldn't say if Warren was disciplined.
9 On Your Side reached out to Warren through her work and went by her house. We were unable to speak with her.
Warren does not have a history in and out of the workplace.