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  • 15 November 2012, 20:53

Doctor Charged Over Car Crash Caught On CCTV

A one-time doctor of the year has pleaded not guilty to driving whilst drunk and under the influence of prescription drugs after a dramatic crash.

CCTV shows Dr Kristin Lynes Howard's car speeding from a supermarket car park, over the central reservation and into oncoming vehicles, smashing into a car and a lorry.

A 78-year-old man reportedly required hospital treatment for cracked ribs.

Howard, 56, denied a variety of charges when she appeared in court in connection with Friday's crash in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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

A spokeswoman for Newton-Wellesley Hospital where Howard works as an emergency medical physician, said she has been "relieved of her duties".

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