Tragically, the number of individuals operating vehicles and machinery under the influence of drugs and alcohol is rising. Current laws and employer practices do not always adequately address reckless behavior in these areas. Although the penalties for driving under the influence have increased, nothing can replace the loss suffered by someone hurt by a drugged or drunken motorist or vehicle operator. And while some employers are strict about initial drug testing, they do not always follow up with random tests to ensure their equipment is being operated safely at all times. Because of the number of variables in this area, we encourage you to speak to our legal team for the best advice possible at 703-777-1650.