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Originally posted by TomDavidson:
No. I've actually been in a very similar position -- having sent home someone who was clearly inebriated -- and legally an employer can't prevent you from driving. They can report you to police, but there is explicitly no legal obligation to do ao (just like there's no requirement to report someone you pass on the road who seems to be driving erratically.) There may be some moral culpability, but there is no legal one.

Employers have been held liable for injuries caused by (and to) drunk employees where the alcohol was consumed at a work function like a Christmas party.
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Which is, I submit, a very different situation. Work functions are still work, as established by a great deal of case law. If I get injured hanging a decoration for a Christmas party at work, worker's comp still covers it (except perhaps not in Wisconsin anymore, but that's another issue).
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