2010-10-21 / Local & State

Johnstown Anesthesiologist Gets Jail For Eighth DUI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Johnstown anesthesiologist has been sentenced to four months to four years in jail after apologizing and pleading guilty to his eighth drunken driving offense.

Fifty-six-year-old Dr. Ashok Padhiar told the Cambria County judge who sentenced him Thursday that he is “ashamed, humiliated and humbled.’’

The doctor was arrested Oct. 29 after he was unconscious in his parked vehicle, with two-and-a-half empty bottles of champagne cognac. His blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit.

Records show the doctor has five DUI convictions in Ohio and one each in Michigan and Illinois between 1989 and 2002.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown says the doctor is getting 67 days credit for time in rehab and will spent 12 months on house arrest after spending another 53 days in jail.

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