Originally Posted by Blueflame
In some states, a routine traffic stop that reveals a driver with a suspended license can mean the vehicle is impounded and towed at the owner's expense... and usually the driver would be jailed as well. Given that your co-worker is a 3-time DUI offender, it's entirely possible that the company's van could be placed into impound for a length of time... accruing hefty daily storage fees that the company would have to pay before getting their van back.
Your boss is risking a lot every time that guy gets behind the wheel. It's a tough question whether or not it's a good idea to inform your boss (in today's economy, it could be tough to live with the knowledge that you played a key role in him losing his livelihood)... however, if I were the boss, I'd want to know.
Blue: Please explain why you think they would hold the van hostage, and incur continuous debt. lol
The company would find out nearly right away, unless they just don't account for their vans for weeks at a time, which is highly doubtful. They would likely be hit with about $150 impound fee, at worst. Impound fees are not the worry, But this next part is.
ICON: The company/owner of the van can be sued for an accident this guy may get in. Your company could lose everything if this guy were to get in an accident that injured someone in another vehicle, and that person or their family decided to sue. The name on that Van title is fair game in a court of law.
I stand firmly against tattling on someone, but in this case ghwk has a pretty good idea.