A doctor who drove home drunk after work has been told he can keep his job as he poses 'no risk'
Dr Martin Peverley, 51, was four times the drink-drive limit and had to be lifted into a police car outside home in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.
He admitted misconduct charges and was given a six-month suspension after blaming the stress on his practice in Hartlepool.
Sean Ell, chairman of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing in Manchester, told Peverley, who admitted drinking while completing paperwork: “There was no evidence that you were inebriated when seeing patients and no evidence had since come to light of any harm to patients."
Dr Martin Peverley had to be lifted into a police car outside of his home in Nunthorpe
He added: "The tribunal has acknowledged that you have shown a degree of insight into your actions and also paid particular attention to the testimonials which say you ‘deeply regretted’ your actions and felt ‘extremely ashamed’ of yourself. Erasure would be a disproportionate sanction in your case.”
His case will be reviewed in June when he is expected to be allowed to work. Peverley admitted drink-driving at court and was banned from the road for 36 months and given an eight-week suspended prison sentence.