Hopefully, it will never happen to you. But, what if the call comes in that an employee driver has been involved in an accident, in a company vehicle, and he/she is intoxicated. In Kentucky, and many other states, drunk drivers are not only subject to criminal sanctions but can be sued for injuries and assessed with punitive damages. Punitive damages are those damages meant not just to pay back the injured party but to punish the wrongdoer. If you, as the employer, are faced with such a situation, you should be asking yourself, “Am I going to get punished for the wrongdoing of my driver?”
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