Hello to all,
My name is Adam Lucido and I am 18 years old. I have been accepted into Rocky Mountain College's aviation program and plan on attending in the fall. However, about a week ago, I came across a terrible misfortune, and I need some help/info./advice from some pilots or others who are experienced that might be able to help. About a week ago, I was pulled over by our local sheriff and was issued a moving violation. I had just started drinking when he pulled me over. He gave me a breathalizer test, and I only blew a 0.05 - Yes, far under the normal DUI standards which in Montana are 0.1, but there is a problem. I am under 21, therefore, which I'm sure many of you know, my legal limit is only 0.02. They like to call it a "mini-duie" and they, (both the sheriff and the judge) assure me that it does not carry the value of the full DUI and that I am not being charged of that. However, the judge did warn me that Insurance companies DO read this as a "full" DUI and they don't give a damn about what I blew or if I didn't fail the REAL legal standards. She claimed that all they see is a moving violation and they read it as a DUI; no if's, and's, or but's about it. Then, I became concerned about the airlines and the FAA. What are they going to think? How bad is this going to impair my future as a commercial pilot? I am really nervous and need some help. I pray that there is someone out there who can help me. My judge is suspending my plea until May 26th-she wanted to give me some time to find out about the aviation. She said that if there is going to be a serious problem in this area, then she would go before the state and try to grant me a "Deferement"- a sort of plea bargon so that this wont go down and be viewed as a DUI, but that's definately not guaranteed. Please email me back and let me know. I would really appreciate some feedback from anyone who can help Thank you...