Yes. You can be separated for Commission of a Serious Offense under paragraph 14-12c, AR 635-200.
The definition of a Serious Offense IAW with paragraph 14-12c, AR 625-200 is:
Commission of a serious military or civil offense, if the specific circumstances of the offense warrant separation and a punitive discharge is, or would be, authorized for the same or a closely related offense under the MCM.
In plain English, if the reason for separation, if taken to courts-martial could result in a Bad Conduct or Dishonorable Discharge, then the offense qualifies as a serious offense.
IAW the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), the maximum punishment for Driving Under the Influence is:
DUI causing personal injury: Dishonorable Discharge or Bad Conduct Discharge, 18 months confinement and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.
I hope this post can be a big lesson for people reading it. Don’t drink and drive. Not only could it cost you your life, but it can also ruin your career. No drink is worth that!
Not unless youre in my Battalion they usually shove it under the rug and allow you to keep going. Even after receiving 3 DUIs theres a Soldier NCO whos still in the ranks to this day. Its a law and a regulation that isnt followed and NCOs and Officers get away with it mostly