USPS Delivery Man Pleads Guilty Again To Delivering Mail While Drunk0
This week, it was announced that a USPS letter carrier from Metairie, Louisiana had pleaded guilty to felony DWI on October 26, 2017. 55-year-old Mitchell Molitor has been accused of driving drunk in his mail truck twice. The defendant has been sentenced to one year in prison. His driver’s license will be suspended for three years.
This is not the first time Molitor has been in trouble. In fact, this is the third time he has been in trouble for driving while intoxicated. The defendant pleaded guilty to 3rd-arrest DWI, making false statements to obtain two driver’s licenses, and possession of an open container of alcohol. An additional prescription drug possession charge was dropped against Molitor.
Authorities say that Molitor was arrested on March 24, after falling to the ground in a River Ridge resident’s front yard. Molitor had difficulty getting back to his truck and the homeowner and a passerby noticed. They determined that Molitor was intoxicated, so they confiscated his keys. Then, they notified the authorities.
The United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and the State Police later determined that Molitor’s blood alcohol content was .16 percent or twice over the legal limit. An empty bottle of whiskey was found under some mail in his truck. The arrest was the third time Molitor had been arrested for DWI since 2011. It was the second time he was intoxicated while driving a mail truck.
Ultimately, Molitor was sentenced to two years in prison on October 26. The judge suspended one year of the sentence. Instead, he will serve one year in prison and one year of active probation. He will also be required to pay a $2,000 fine and court costs. Molitor was sentenced to six months for the driver’s licenses charges and ordered to pay $100 for the open container. He will receive credit for all time served.