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Drink-drive doctor is suspended

AN anaesthetist has been banned from practising for nine months after being caught drink driving for the second time.

Dr Andrew Woods was suspended from the medical register following a hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, which found his fitness to practise was impaired due to his conviction.

His was fined £400 and banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to drink driving at Lanark Sheriff Court last September - just months after previous conditions on his practise, imposed due to a drink driving conviction and turning up to work under the influence, were removed

The fitness to practise panel, chaired by Mr Jetinder Shergill, said: "This was your second conviction for driving with excess alcohol."

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