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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Glenn Goord On The Horns Of A Dilemma.

The more I think about my previous post, it appears to me that Commissioner Glen Goord of the New York State Department of Correctional Services is on the horns of a dilemma. By his own admission, he used his cell phone while driving and he had a couple glasses of wine while in Lake Placid on May 3. He either:

1. Was on duty, therefore his drinking violated the employee regulations of the New York State Department of Corrections.

2. Was off duty, therefore he should not have made or received a cell phone call without pulling off the road. If he was off duty, then he violated New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Laws.

It appears to me, that on May 3, either Goord violated New York State laws or the regulations of his own department.

It has to be one or the other. Not both. Not neither.


  • How about the fact that he was driving a State Vehicle, Mr. Weaver? What if he wrecked it or was injured as a result of his drinking? He would get State Workers' Compensation, correct? So either way...WE PAY. It is not right.

    By Anonymous Hard at work, at 3:18 PM  

  • If he indeed was driving a State vehicle, which he probably was, that would be true. Imagine if he hit someone else while talking on the cell phone and DOCS got sued?

    By Blogger Dan Weaver, at 6:19 AM  

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