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Boralesgamuwa accident: Police confirms lady doctor was drunk

5 October 2018 07:04 am - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The police yesterday reaffirmed their earlier claim that the female specialist doctor, who was involved in an accident at Boralesgamuwa in which an IP was killed, was indeed under the influence of liquor at the time.

DIG in charge of Traffic Ajith Rohana said yesterday the police had conducted the breathalyser test following the accident and the test was positive. “More than 80 milligrammes of liquor was found to be in her blood stream. The doctor had been attending a party prior to the accident. The police have recorded statements from several individuals at the party," he said.

We have also obtained CCTV footage of the party. If needed we will produced this footage in court as evidence,” he said in response to a question asked at a press briefing held at the Law and Order Ministry.

DIG Rohana said if any doctor claims that there was no smell of liquor had emanated from the female doctor without conducting a proper examination, it is of no value. “The least they should have done was to conduct a laboratory test within a few hours of the accident,” he said.

According to the Supreme Court ruling in two previous cases, the court had ruled that only a breathalyser test or a blood test conducted in a laboratory can confirm whether an individual was under the influence of liquor or not, the DIG explained.

An Inspector of Police (IP) attached to the Police Field Force Headquarters was killed and his wife and two children were injured in a head-on collision involving the female doctor’s jeep in Boralesgamuwa on September 30.

The female doctor was arrested over the accident and remanded until October 9. She had also sustained injuries in the accident and is undergoing treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital under police custody. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 30

  • Unchikun Friday, 05 October 2018 10:20 AM

    Nice. Waiting eagerly for comments from the GMOA.

    BUSHEL Friday, 05 October 2018 05:24 PM

    She is a consultant as heard, and very much likely not a member of GMOA

    Alcoholic Saturday, 06 October 2018 12:25 PM

    SL Heart Association approves 40 ml per day for females as stated by the former President of SLHA. As she is specialist she must have taken more!!!

    Sunil Friday, 05 October 2018 10:40 AM

    These injuries are there only in the imagination of the doctors treating her. Shame of the medical profession.

    Mandayan Friday, 05 October 2018 10:59 AM

    I said nothing!!

    RD Friday, 05 October 2018 11:01 AM

    Police officers are not doctors and only a doctor is authorized confirm whether a person is drunk or not. Outcome of this case may cause huge issue in drink driving cases. If the doctor present her case properly and win, it may prove that breathalyser test is inaccurate and cannot use to punish people.

    sanath Friday, 05 October 2018 12:29 PM

    scientific evidences( breathalyzer) are more strong than others

    PC Friday, 05 October 2018 12:47 PM

    Nonsense! Typical GMOA response. A breathalyzer is sufficient...

    Ceylon Friday, 05 October 2018 01:19 PM

    you exactly correct.these testers not working for drink driving polucemen yet to charge for drink driving.

    Roger Friday, 05 October 2018 08:06 PM

    Breathalysers are made by the technologists and not the doctors just like the medicines are made by the Scientists and not the doctors. Doctors are nothing.

    Sincere Friday, 05 October 2018 12:49 PM

    Did she experiment whether excessive alcohol can prevent diabetic I wonder!!

    Raj Friday, 05 October 2018 12:51 PM

    The court will or should consider how often the breathlyser equipment is calibrated / tested for accuracy of results.

    Jaliya Friday, 05 October 2018 07:26 PM

    FYI they do not require any calibration. Has a certain shelf life and no electronics or items that will drift its value, therefore it is highly accurate and calibration is not required.

    Gajan Friday, 05 October 2018 08:01 PM

    Jaliya,I work in this field and you are talking bullshit. Did you study electronics in a fish market ?

    Jude Friday, 05 October 2018 11:55 PM

    Hey Jaliya, once again you exhibit your ignorance in the World Wide Web!! Huh

    Jaliya Friday, 05 October 2018 11:55 PM

    Gajan, We do not use fuel cell sensor type breathalyzers in sri lanka. The police department uses chemical reaction type that requires no calibration. Only has a shelf life.

    Jude Friday, 05 October 2018 01:10 PM

    Hey Drunked, what were you thinking!!??? Hey GMOA, your members have become estrayed bitches!!! Yeah

    kasiya Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:16 AM uncle gmoa, now strike again and demand for a monthly alcohol allowance too. goni billo

    Kana Friday, 05 October 2018 01:12 PM

    Normally big people doctors directors chairmen come for party with da driver. Why cant folliw saving valuable lives. Think about IP family without father. She be jailed till death

    mnsmart Friday, 05 October 2018 01:35 PM

    Doctors are human beings but most of them are becoming inhuman beings.

    Nuwan Friday, 05 October 2018 01:48 PM

    The doctor is evading the remand sentence by being treated at the hospital. I'm sure she's well taken care of by her 'friends' in the same profession.

    Dr. Wijesiri Friday, 05 October 2018 02:31 PM

    Yes, that's what GMOA stands for!

    nihal Friday, 05 October 2018 08:15 PM

    It is quite sure this lady graduated from SAITM, no graduate from state universities wont do this type of indecent behaviour.

    Kiyamudeen Friday, 05 October 2018 10:47 PM

    Actually she graduated from Oxford University, UK which is quite shocking.

    Dee Friday, 05 October 2018 10:52 PM

    Nihal. You a product of cheap 'free education' ?

    Lal Saturday, 06 October 2018 12:08 AM

    No one has graduated from SAITM yet because of GMOA. So it's impossible

    nihal Friday, 05 October 2018 08:17 PM

    Now the Police investigation based on CCTV, Face book

    Hilmi Friday, 05 October 2018 11:29 PM

    Come on DIG, why you are struggling a lot to proof as a drunken drive? What is the use of it??? Because I lost my father in a road accident. Accused was drunk, do not have a driving licence so many cases. The outcome of the result, he came on bail after 2 days... He never punished for his crime... He paid some penalty to courts and a funny 100,000 bucks conpensation to us... Because our system does not have any punishment for the negligence even it causes a death (for accident cases)...

    Rathnayake Saturday, 06 October 2018 02:36 AM

    Now GMOA donkeys will come to the rescue!

    AG Saturday, 06 October 2018 03:37 AM

    The best punishment to this dunked so called Doctor is take away her licences from practicing as a Doctor as she has been seen in public DRINKING

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