Doctor 'Humbled' After 8th DUI Conviction

A Pennsylvania doctor was sentenced to four months to four years in prison after pleading guilty to his eighth DUI offense. 56-year old anesthesiologist Dr. Ashok Padhiar told the judge that he was “ashamed, humiliated and humbled”.

Padhiar was arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania on October 29 of last year. He was found unconscious in his parked vehicle with two and a half empty bottles of cognac. His blood alcohol content registered three times the legal limit for intoxication. Padhiar has five convictions for drunk driving in Ohio on his record, as well as one Illinois DUI and one Michigan DUI.

The Johnstown Pennsylvania doctor will receive credit for 67 days spent in rehab. His minimum jail sentence will be another 53 days, after which he will be placed under house arrest for 12 months.

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