I was wondering why the state of South Carolina allows someone to take EMT courses if they have a DUI. I asked the Upstate EMS Council people if it would be a waste for me to take the EMT course and they told me it would not. Then, when I went to apply for jobs, several EMS agencies told me that because of a DUI conviction I recieved in April of 2007, their insurance would not cover me. I actually got pulled over for the DUI in August 2006, but was not convicted until April 2007. So, basically I have a $500.00 piece of paper. I am hopeful that at least I might be able to save a life one day regardless of whether or not I can do it for a living. I even tried writing the Governor of South Carolina about it, but he told me to get a lawyer to write a letter to the DMV. I wish I could afford to get a lawyer, but since I am unemployed and about to start waiting tables to get by, there is no way.
You would think that being a Marine Corps veteran and serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom would give me a little bit of pull with matters such as this. However, you would be wrong. I guess the Governor is too busy messing around with women in exotic locations to help me out.
Thanks for listening to me rant,