DOCTOR CAUGHT DRINK DRIVING WITH 2 CHILDREN IN HIS CAR GIVEN DISQUALIFICATION

A Harley Street anaesthetist who was caught drink driving with his 2 young sons in the back has been disqualified from driving for 16 months.

48-year-old Dr Vippendeep Gill, of Elm Road in London, pleaded guilty to drink driving when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Ann Smout, prosecuting, explained to the court that Police had received a call from a concerned member of the public at 16:25 on 30th August this year. It was reported to the authorities that a Range Rover had been seen driving ‘all over the road’ and had collided with a hedge.

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Officers were deployed to the area of Newport and located Dr Gill, who was visiting the Island with his children, at Sainsbury’s Petrol Station. A roadside breath test was conducted with a reading of 48 recorded, which dropped to 47 on the evidential breathalyser at Newport Police Station.

In his defence, Dr Gill said at the time that his children had been messing around in the rear of the car which may have explained his driving.

The court heard from the defendant’s solicitor that Dr Gill had consumed 1 glass of wine at Tapnell Farm that afternoon and did not think he would be unfit to drive. Dr Gill’s solicitor said his client was sorry that he drove on the day in question.

Gill was previously convicted of drink driving in 1997.

Magistrates handed Gill a 16-month driving ban and fined him £761, as well as ordering him to pay £85 costs and a £76 surcharge.

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Merp
Merp
5 days ago

précis:- London, Range Rover, All over the road.

Fred 2
Fred 2
4 days ago

Why is his driving ban only 16mth and got done before. Again you get a longer ban on an E scooter and with no children involved ?

GMC should act
GMC should act
4 days ago

This is not the behaviour of a medical professional who is in a position of trust.
The GMC should reconsider his registration
Shameful.

Sue
Sue
4 days ago

He should of been banned for much longer!
Yes he could of killed someone, only 1 glass of wine really? He should be ashamed of himself. Stay off of our island drink drivers are not welcome!!

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