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Drunk doctor in 3-month jail Licence pulled for 2 years

KUWAIT, April 15: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi sentenced a doctor working at Psychiatry Hospital to three-month imprisonment for drunken driving, damaging a traffic signal post in Salmiya area and colliding with four vehicles. The court also ordered the confiscation of his drivers’ license for two years starting from the day of sentence execution. According to the case files, the Public Prosecution accused the suspect of driving recklessly under the influence of alcohol and causing a traffic accident involving four vehicles and crashing into a signal post. Attorney Khalid Al- Enezi, counsel to the four motorists affected by the accident that was caused by the suspect, requested the court to apply Article 38 of the Traffic Law, which stipulates that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is punishable to oneyear imprisonment and/or a fine of KD 500.

Man acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court presided over by Judge Abdullah Al-Jassar acquitted a man of barging into his estranged wife’s apartment at night, beating and abusing her, and intentionally damaging some furniture. According to the case files, the wife said in her complaint that her husband barged into her rented apartment even though she tried to stop him. He then attacked and abused her, and broke a mirror that was hung behind the door of the apartment. Meanwhile, during interrogations, the suspect denied all accusations his wife launched against him, stressing that she issued them to obtain a divorce. He explained that he went to the house to see his children but she refused to let him and abused her from inside the house in the presence of her sister. Attorney Mohammad Al-Qattan presented a memo in which he detailed the circumstances of the petition, and rejected the accusations launched against his client.

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