Health & Medicine

Board suspends doctor's license after DUI crash in Lexington

The state has suspended the medical license of a doctor who was involved in a head-on injury crash in Lexington last year while driving under the influence.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued an emergency order earlier this month suspending the license of Dr. Briana L. Boyd.

According to police reports, Boyd was driving the wrong way on Man o' War Boulevard at 5 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2012, when she collided with another car, injuring two people. Boyd, an osteopath, was not hurt.

Boyd was indicted by a Fayette County grand jury in March 2013 on two felony charges of assault and wanton endangerment and a misdemeanor DUI charge. She pleaded guilty on Sept. 13, according to the licensure board.

Citing the case, the board concluded that there was probable cause to believe that Boyd's practice of medicine could constitute "a danger to the health, welfare and safety of her patients or the general public." The license board said she was from Betsy Layne, which is in Floyd County, and practiced at a hospital.

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