Yes, Even Doctors Commit DUI
A Sacramento Physician has lost his license to practice medicine and his license to drive after allegedly being caught drunk behind the wheel for a fifth time. According to CBS13, Dr. Kyle Robert Krueger has 5 DUI arrests on his record and has just lost his medical license.
The Osteopathic Board of Medicine suspended Dr. Krueger’s license earlier this month after a judge warned his drinking could endanger public health, safety and welfare. This is one step towards a permanent revocation.
His latest DUI came in February when he was driving on a suspended license. His license was suspended following a DUI back in November of last year. The specifics of Dr. Krueger’s convictions aren’t known, but following a 4th DUI conviction your driver’s license can be revoked permanently.
A DUI fourth offense can be a felony charge. A felony conviction can change things dramatically in anyone’s life. It can also carry up to 3 years in the California State Prison System.
All DUI charges in California are also punishable by installation of an Ignition Interlock Device. Though it is not likely Dr. Krueger’s vehicle was outfitted with one since he was driving while intoxicated, these devices require a breath test before you can start your car.
Stories like this just go to show that nearly anyone can fall on the wrong side of the law on occasion. Your social standing and career don’t prevent you from making mistakes.
Every day, people are arrested for DUI. Whether it is your first arrest or your fifth, it doesn’t get easier with time. Because the penalties get progressively worse, it could actually get harder with time. Facing charges like this are not easy and require the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney.