Police: Drunken doctor causes wild car crash

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by KHOU.com staff

azfamily.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 7:20 PM

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Police say an emergency room doctor at a Boston-area hospital was drunk and on drugs when she crashed her SUV into traffic Friday morning, reported CBS affiliate WPRI.

Video shows Dr. Kristen Howard, 56, slamming her SUV into an elderly man’s car. Howard’s SUV was momentarily airborne, reported WPRI.com. The SUV barreled over a strip of grass and onto its front wheels, then smashing into a line of traffic.

Howard continues to recover from broken ribs and major bruises. She has been relieved of her duties at the hospital pending an investigation.

Police say she will face charges.

There were no other serious injuries reported.

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