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Doc eyed in OUI was turkey shopping (high, drunk, NPR...)
Boston Herald ^ | 11/14/12 | Matt Stout and Gary Remal

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:52 AM PST by raccoonradio

Video link below. An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol, told cops she was just out trying to buy her Thanksgiving turkey, police report.

“I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get gas,” Dr. Kristin Howard told police.

“I was going to Whole Foods to buy a Thanksgiving turkey,” she said. What happened next on Friday morning landed her in handcuffs.

The doctor said she couldn’t control the accelerator in her Subaru Outback. Police said she failed or refused to take sobriety tests and had “numerous” pills inside her jacket pocket. Her speech was “slurred,” her eyes were “glassy,” police said, and she had “extremely constricted pupils.”

Howard, a 56-year-old emergency room doctor at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, was released on her own recognizance after her not guilty plea yesterday in Dedham District Court, where prosecutors asked a judge to hold her on $10,000 cash bail on a slew of charges, including driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, causing serious bodily injury and illegal possession of prescription pills.

Officers responded at about 8:45 a.m. to the corner of State and Washington streets, where police said Howard tried leaving the scene of the wild crash.

Dramatic footage of the accident shows Howard’s car whipping through a nearby parking lot, clipping a tree and — with the back end of the car several feet off the ground — crashing into a car waiting at the intersection, pushing it into a nearby truck. Police reported that the 78-year-old driver she hit suffered broken ribs and spent two days in the hospital.

Officials at Newton-Wellesley Hospital “immediately relieved her of all hospital related responsibilities,” said hospital spokesman Brian O’Dea.

O’Dea said the hospital is also conducting a “very active investigation” into allegations that Howard was writing herself prescriptions. Police report she had numerous depressants — from Klonopin and Diazepam to “unknown” tablets — in containers inside her jacket pockets.

“I don’t have any information where she may have gotten any medication she was using,” he said.

According to online records kept by the state Board of Registration, Howard, a 1992 Boston University School of Medicine grad, earned the 2008 Allen W. Locke, MD Award for “effective teaching of primary care” at the hospital.

Howard is due back in court Jan. 7.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: accident; npr; wellesley

1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

>>Dr Kristin Howard

Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard!

Video link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=raROtQF5rXQ


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:36:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping


3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:37:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

>>O’Dea said the hospital is also conducting a “very active investigation” into allegations that Howard was writing herself prescriptions.

Dr Feelgood!


4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:38:49 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

>> Her speech was “slurred,” her eyes were “glassy,” police said, and she had “extremely constricted pupils.”

And surprisingly she wasn’t a Kennedy!

Howie Carr, be careful out there (this takes place in the town where he lives...)


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Obviously lying - check.

Excuse for everything - check.

Aha, another prime candidate for working for the Obamadork.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: raccoonradio

“I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get GASSED,”

There, fixed it.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:49:50 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Da Coyote

Don’t know why she was prescribing herself depressants. I’m guessing she’s a moonbat so what with Obama re-elected and
Liz Warren on the way to the Senate, she’s gotta be feeling pretty good these days...happy days are here again!

8:45 am? Drinkin’ pretty early aren’t we, ma’am? And she’s
an “award winning emergency room doctor”—I don’t know if she was supposed to be working later but you want this substance abuser working in an emerg room?


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:51:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Da Coyote

Surgeon General nominee?


9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:53:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
:: An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol ::

Is she a patron of Bukowski's? Does she know the Pittster? Is she a "mentor" for the students at Wellesley?

Professional female cabinet-builders need to know!

10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:56:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: raccoonradio

Careful, you may be labeled an “anti-semite” and Uncle Leo will track you down!


11 posted on 11/14/2012 8:57:51 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: raccoonradio

Driving a Subaru Outback...was she wearing a flannel shirt and sporting a butch haircut, too?


12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:59:21 AM PST by twister881
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To: raccoonradio

>>the 78-year-old driver she hit suffered broken ribs and spent two days in the hospital.

“Physician, heal thyself” OR
“First, do no harm...” (doctor’s oath?)


13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: twister881

:: and sporting a butch haircut ::

Att’d be about the ONLY thing she was “sporting”.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:01:19 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: raccoonradio

We are visiting Boston and she is typical elite inhabitant. Druggie..drunk..arrogant..Whole Food shopper..Obama voter..NPR sticker on her car..etc.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:01:42 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: raccoonradio
Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard!

Whenever there is a reason to bring up the scriest six words you can hear on a hospital, it makes my day.

I love the way the article includes ALL of the signature touches. Not just the NPR angle, but also the Whole Foods and Subaru aspects. I work in Madison, and except for the VERY poor or VERY old, Honda Civics are now passé. It is all Priuses and Subarus. (An Outback would be a lesbo indicator).
16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:02:48 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: raccoonradio
La Petite Fleur in court:


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by twister881
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To: raccoonradio

If she were a true liberal it would have been a tofurkey (turkey substitute made from tofu)

>>SHE WAS MOOVING!

So fast that even in the slo-mo part it’s fast


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:09 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: twister881

Granny (Liz) Warren hairdo


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Dr. Sivana

>>lesbo indicator

In David Zucker’s An American Carol, a conservative leaning comedy, “Michael Malone” (played by Kevin Farley and spoofing Michael Moore) is planning to outlaw the Fourth of July. A couple butch looking gals express their support to him.

Malone: Thank you boys!

Malone’s aggravated assistant, whispering to him:
They’re WOMEN!!


20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:09:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I hear that those pro female cabinet builders employ the latest in construction technology - no studs, all tongue in groove.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:15:44 AM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: raccoonradio
And you thought only Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (or the one Harry Potter drove) was a flying car.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: printhead
They'll install you some closet shelves, lickety split.
23 posted on 11/14/2012 9:24:17 AM PST by twister881
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To: raccoonradio

Wild eyed, high on dope, moonbat, NPR, Subaru, Outback, booze-

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?


24 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:59 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: raccoonradio

That is scary video footage. She comes literally flying, all wheels off the ground, out of a parking lot, across a lawn and brakes hard enough to pitch the vehicle up on its front wheels. She t-boned the driver stopped at the light damn hard.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:53 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: raccoonradio

The middle class isn’t the only one getting HAMMERED


26 posted on 11/14/2012 9:30:29 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: twister881

Maude Fricket


27 posted on 11/14/2012 9:32:30 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Flick Lives; All

TV interviewed the elderly man she hit

>>’Doc of Year’ faces DUI charges after crash
Kristin Howard accused of prescribing drugs to herself

>>The driver of the Marquis, 78-year-old Paul McDonald of Wellesley, suffered injuries and was taken to a local hospital. “Out of nowhere, I got hammered, and I thought it was the end of the world. I thought a bomb went off inside the car. And then I had the feeling the roof was collapsing and I said, ‘Oh, what a way to go,’” he said.

McDonald said he suffered two cracked ribs.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro-west/-Doc-of-Year-faces-DUI-charges-after-crash/-/11983044/17398704/-/6lv9lt/-/index.html#ixzz2CDeHZCsY

Oh get this SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO WORK

>>Howard is an emergency medicine physician at Newton Wellesley Hospital, according to the Board of Registration in Medicine.
“She was wearing scrubs and indicated she was on her way to work at Newton Wellesley, where she is a doctor in the emergency room,” prosecutor Matt Friedel said.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 9:34:07 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Roccus

S/B Frickert


29 posted on 11/14/2012 9:34:15 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: raccoonradio
56 year old...a 1992 Boston University School of Medicine grad,

Hmmm. According to my math she was 36 years old at the time she GRADUATED from medical school. MOST doctors graduate at age 25 - 26. Wonder what took her so long. Also ER docs (according to family members in the medical trade - I have nothing but personal anectodal evidence to support this claim) are not usually the top of the class anyway. So we have someone who took an extra 10 years to get through medical school who got some sort of BS award driving high and drunk.

WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? TEDDY KENNEDY?

But of course this is MA where the massholes elected yet another proven liar (fauxcahantas) to represent them in the senate. I guess this is not all that susprising - I'm guessing that she IS an 0bama voter.

30 posted on 11/14/2012 9:35:56 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Roccus

Jonathan Winters!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q08L6POKJsE


31 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
At least somebody got it. };^)
32 posted on 11/14/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Roccus

yup and he’s still with us


33 posted on 11/14/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Reliving those Thanksgiving memories from her childhood. I remember when Dad used to get blitzed and we’d go sailing through the parking lots in the Oldsmobile looking for turkeys. Those are some special memories for many of us.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 11:03:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Ah but how about the (fictional) time in Cincinnati when a low rated AM rock station decided to drop turkeys* only to find they couldn’t fly? “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”—WKRP in Cincinnati

*—supposedly inspired by a real incident in Atlanta?
Wiki. on WKRP:
“Mr. Carlson decides to take a more hands-on managerial approach by doing the greatest Thanksgiving promotion in radio history — dropping live turkeys from a helicopter.
Note- In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode number 40 on its ‘100 Greatest Episodes of All Time’ list.”


35 posted on 11/14/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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