First DUI = West Point Expulsion + One Year Prison

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on May 16th, 2008

I mentioned in my previous post how new statistics show that millions of Americans admit to having driven with .08% blood-alcohol in the previous month.  As Draconian as DUI penalties have become, one would nevertheless hope that the offense would not destroy the accused’s life, at least for a first offense.  Increasingly, one would be wrong…


Cadet Gets Confinement, Dismissal for Drunk Driving

West Point, NY.  May 14 — A U.S. Military Academy cadet was found guilty of drunken driving by a military judge and sentenced to dismissal from the U.S. Army yesterday.

The verdict came less than three weeks before Dixon was due to graduate with the class of 2008.

Dixon was formally charged in December with violating two articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: drunken and reckless operation of a vehicle, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman…

The judge sentenced Dixon to one year and one month confinement, dismissal from the Army and foreiture of all pay and allowances.

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