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Psychiatric doctor, 32, caught drink driving and ‘unable to walk’ after knocking back eight rums and beer in a nightclub keeps his NHS job after promising to leave his car at home when he goes out
By Mark Duell
July 21, 2021
An NHS doctor caught drink driving in his native Romania after having eight drinks including rums and beer in a nightclub has been allowed to keep his NHS job.
Dr Petru Pascalau, 32, was stopped by police after he ignored pleas from fellow medics not to drive and was caught jumping a set of traffic lights at 4am.
He was subsequently banned from driving for a year and was given a suspended jail term – after promising to leave his car at home whenever he goes out drinking again.
Dr Pascalau, who works as a psychiatrist for a hospital trust in Barking and Dagenham in East London, was later hauled before a disciplinary hearing after referring himself to the General Medical Council…