Junior doctor who was arrested twice in eight weeks for drink-driving keeps her job as ‘she poses no risk to patients’

A JUNIOR doctor arrested twice in eight weeks for drink driving was allowed to keep her job after experts ruled she was no risk to patients.

Lauren Fowler, 25, ploughed into a busy pedestrian area within days of graduating.

 Dr Lauren Fowler, 25, knocked back white wine with friends over a boozy lunch within days of graduating, before crashing her Ford Ka into an area busy full of pedestrians

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Dr Lauren Fowler, 25, knocked back white wine with friends over a boozy lunch within days of graduating, before crashing her Ford Ka into an area busy full of pedestrians

Cops found an empty wine bottle in the footwell of her Ford Ka.

She was stopped again at more than three times the limit after downing half a bottle of vodka.

Fowler, of Styal, Cheshire, dodged jail in January after blaming the stress of studying.

This week Manchester’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service said: “Her offending was serious but not incompatible with continued practice.”

 She avoided jail sentence after she claimed she had an addiction to alcohol due to the ‘’stress’’ of studying medicine at Imperial College London - one of the world’s most prestigious universities

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She avoided jail sentence after she claimed she had an addiction to alcohol due to the ‘’stress’’ of studying medicine at Imperial College London – one of the world’s most prestigious universities
 The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester claimed her performance had exceeded expectations and that her clinical work had posed no risk to patients

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The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester claimed her performance had exceeded expectations and that her clinical work had posed no risk to patients
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Dr Fowler will be supervised for 20 months.

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