Saturday, 27 May 2017

Imperial College's Medicine Dean Caught Drink-Driving After Accident

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at London’s prestigious Imperial College has been banned from the roads after he was caught drink-driving when involved in an accident.

Professor Gavin Robert Screaton, 54, who lives in the £1.6m seven-bedroom Fringford Lodge in Bicester, Oxfordshire was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £3,829.

He pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates Court to driving a Peugeot 308 in Old Oak Road, Acton on May 10 with excess alcohol on his breath, namely 59 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The Cambridge graduate, who went on to study at Oxford for whom he rowed in the 1986 University Boat Race was appointed Chair of Medicine at Imperial College in 2004.

Professor Screaton is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Physicians and Immunology and Molecular Biology.

The award-winning academic has multiple published studies and has also taught immunology, pathology and molecular biology to medical and biochemistry students at University College.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £170 victim surcharge.

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