Jesse had a very hard time keeping a job. In fact, due to his laziness and lack of drive, he was out of work far more often than he was employed. And when he did get employment, he had an awfully difficult time getting to work in a timely manner, he usually got less than optimal performance evaluations, and he called off sick so consistently that he commonly got fired just a few weeks after he started working. Obviously, one of the outcomes of Jesse’s less than stellar employment track record was the fact that he was without much money much of the time.
Despite Jesse’s less than stellar employment record and financial laxity, then again, somehow, someway he made it a point to drink in a hazardous and abusive manner most of the time.
So it came as no big shock when Jesse got a fourth DWI. When he went to court, the judge stated to Jesse that his alcohol-related behavior was shameful and, consequently, he was going to sentence Jesse to spend five months in the county jail.
Time While Locked Up In Jail To Think About The Destructive Results of Careless Drinking
During his time while locked up in jail, Jesse was required to learn more about alcohol facts, about the devastating results of irresponsible drinking, and he was required to get alcohol therapy. The judge highlighted the fact that unless Jesse gets professional alcohol treatment and discovers how to live a life of sobriety, he will most likely be spending a lot more time in the municipal jail.
Jesse articulated that he comprehended what the judge was asserting but he still proclaimed that placement in the county jail was not the best punishment. The magistrate saw things from an entirely different vantage point and asserted that it was his professional responsibility to keep people off the streets who drive and drink and who get arrested for one or more DWIs. To authenticate this assertion, the magistrate listed some long-standing, comprehensively researched alcohol statistics that highlighted some of the destructive consequences that are correlated with excessive and abusive drinking.
Even though Jesse understood that he drank in a hazardous and excessive manner, he never felt that he was an alcohol dependent person. So it was a real shocker when Jesse began suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms just about seven-and-a-half after getting locked up in the municipal jail.
To manage his symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in a safe and sound manner, Jesse was life flighted to a drug and alcohol treatment hospital for alcohol detoxification and then returned to jail. While behind bars Jesse was given alcohol counseling but due to the fact that he got this counseling as something that was imposed upon him, he did not take ownership of his hazardous and excessive drinking.
When his time in the local jail was finished, the magistrate without uncertainty told Jesse that he would be under strict observation and would be required to take periodic blood alcohol tests.
Jessie’s Abusive Drinking Stops Him From Living in an Effective and Productive Manner
After hearing how Jesse neglected to take ownership of his drinking problem and how he grudgingly followed the counseling policy and procedures while in the local jail, the magistrate knew that it was essentially a matter of time before he would be seeing Jesse once again in court about his excessive and hazardous drinking behavior. As the judge thought about Jesse’s circumstance, he couldn’t help but think about how some people never figure things out and learn how to live in a mature manner.