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Video: 'Drunk' ER doc's car goes airborne

A 78-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after the incident

Associated Press

WELLESLEY, Mass. — A one-time doctor of the year at a hospital near Boston has pleaded not guilty to driving drunk and under the influence of prescription drugs, which led to a scary crash.

Surveillance video released by police shows the car driven by Dr. Kristin Lynes Howard speeding from a supermarket parking lot, over a grassy median and onto a street, where it slammed into two other vehicles. A 78-year-old man required hospitalization.

The 56-year-old Howard was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to a variety of charges Tuesday in connection Friday's crash in Wellesley.

Authorities say Howard prescribed herself drugs. Police say she told them her car had a mechanical malfunction.

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A spokeswoman for Newton-Wellesley Hospital says Howard, an emergency medical physician, has been relieved of her duties.

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Mick Good Mick Good Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:17:26 AM well 1st of all prescribing medications to yourself... wrong.... second driving will intoxicated and on meds at same time.... hopefully she will have her MD lic suspended for a bit to teach her a lil lesson.
Evan Kurtz Evan Kurtz Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:34:24 AM sad that people had to trust this woman to save their loved ones while she is abusing Rx Drugs and alcohol.
Jerry Snell Jerry Snell Friday, November 30, 2012 4:46:07 PM Alrighty then!

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