Suicidal UK psychiatrist fined after crashing his car while appearing intoxicated

January 18, 2018

Deepak Sirur, a psychiatrist in the United Kingdom who was involved in serious car crash when he appeared intoxicated, has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 by the court.

The prosecutor said that after Sirur overturned his Volvo, he appeared intoxicated and needed help to stand and his speech was slurred.

Sirur provided a provisional roadside breath test reading of 155microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath, when the limit is 35microgrammes. But when police attempted to secure a necessary blood test specimen at the hospital, Sirur, who appeared to be drifting in and out of sleep, pulled away causing the needle to come out of his arm and it nearly hit a police officer.

Sirur admitted he had been contemplating jumping off something or committing suicide and after the collision he said he had drunk some vodka.

SOURCE: "Boozy suicidal on-call psychiatrist failed to give drink-drive specimen after crash," Derbyshire Times, 12 Jan 2018,


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