Johns Hopkins physician cleared of manslaughter charges after DUI
The public outrage was palpable after a physician from Johns Hopkins University drove head-on into another car, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old woman. The physician had driven the wrong way on I-83 for nearly seven miles at the time of the collision. His blood-alcohol content registered more than twice the legal limit hours after the crash, and he had only been off probation for his prior drunk driving offense for one week.
Attorney Craig Kadish defended the doctor against charges of automobile manslaughter and DUI. Through in-depth research and creative lawyering that centered on the victim’s medical treatment, Mr. Kadish was able to negotiate an arranged disposition for the doctor which would ultimately result in a conviction for drunk driving, but no conviction for the auto manslaughter charge.