Kristin Howard, who worked at Newton-Wellesley for 13 years prior to the crash, admitted her role in an alcohol-related collision that left one man injured and effectively ended her medical career.
According to police reports, Howard backed her car into a fence and a vehicle in the parking lot of a Wellesley grocery store before accelerating quickly through the parking lot. Howard’s SUV became airborne as she exited the lot and then struck another vehicle that was stopped at a red light on the street.
The former physician pleaded guilty in Dedham District Court to operating a motor vehicle under the influence leading to serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident in which property was damaged. She’ll be required to complete community service, remain drug and alcohol free and submit to random drug and alcohol testing as