Only a union government job would allow this for discussion…disgraceful.
Mail carrier convicted of drunk driving headed for arbitration hearing
By Kevin Jacobsen
August 24, 2016
Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 4:36 PM CDT
Auora, MN (NNCNOW.com) — The future of an Iron Range mail carrier’s job could be decided next month after she was convicted of driving drunk while on the job.
Nancy Barteck was arrested in April after someone reported a United States Postal Service truck driving erratically near Mesabi East High School in Aurora just before 10:30 in the morning.
East Range Police say the truck appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed for the snow-covered roads.
According to the criminal complaint, Barteck requested that she be given an opportunity to discuss the situation with her union representative.
She told the officer her job was on the line over the offense.
A preliminary breath test revealed the 49-year-old had a blood alcohol content of .211, more than two and a half times the legal limit.
Barteck was sentenced in June to 30 days in jail and supervised probation for DWI.
Barteck was convicted of a similar offense in 2013 while off the clock. She pleaded guilty in that case to 3rd degree DWI.
An arbitration hearing surrounding the mail carrier’s job is set for September 20th.