Dr Reshmi Pillai, a resident of Kollam district, was in an inebriated state while the accident happened.

Kerala doctor who once stalled ambulance now rams into five vehicles while drunkScreengrab/Asianet News
news Drunk Driving Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 16:01

At around 8pm on Tuesday, people at Madannada junction in Kollam district, were witness to a freak accident.

An over-speeding luxury car first crashed into another car coming from the opposite direction and then went on to crash into five two-wheelers parked on the roadside. The accident left three people injured. 

The police, who arrived at the scene, then arrested the driver of the BMW car--Reshmi Pillai, a doctor based in the city. Police told TNM that Reshmi was in an inebriated condition when they found her. Reshmi allegedly got into a verbal duel with the local residents following the accident and even directed her ire at the police personnel. She reportedly refused to let the police take her to the hospital. The police then recovered four liquor bottles from her vehicle and took Reshmi to the hospital for medical examination. 

The Traffic Sub-Inspector told TNM that Reshmi was booked for drunken driving and let off on bail. Three men, reportedly Reshmi's friends, were taken into custody from the hospital premises after they allegedly tried to attack media persons to prevent them from taking visuals of the arrest. 

This is not the first time Reshmi has found herself on the wrong side of the law. In March this year, Reshmi had hit headlines, after she seized the key of an ambulance ferrying a patient, who had suffered cardiac arrest, in a fit of rage. 

Alleging that the ambulance had brushed against her car, Reshmi had proceeded to confiscate the key and took it to the traffic police station. The ambulance that was headed to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College was delayed by half an hour, which could have proved fatal for the patient.

“We found that the doctor intentionally seized the ambulance. The patient was in a critical condition and the journey was delayed to the hospital was delayed,” Kollam East Sub Inspector Roopesh had then told TNM, adding that a case was filed against Reshmi. 

Read: In a fit of rage over a scratch on car, this Kerala doctor put a patient’s life in danger


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