Doctor Accused of Driving Under Influence, Fleeing Crash Scene

Thursday, May 22, 2014  |  Updated 6:56 AM EDT
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Farmington police stopped a doctor suspected of DUI after motorists called 911.

Farmington police stopped a doctor suspected of DUI after motorists called 911.

A Connecticut doctor has been arrested, accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs in Farmington and fleeing the scene of a crash.

Police arrested Nadeem Behjet, 59, of Farmington, just before 8:30 a.m. on Monday after police received two 911 calls about an erratic driver.

One witness told police that the driver hit another car and then fled west on Route 6, according to Farmington police.

Police found Behjet’s car on Route 6, stopped it and gave him a field sobriety test.

He failed, according to police, and they said he appeared to be under the influence of prescription drugs, which were found in his vehicle.

NBC Connecticut went to a Farmington address listed for Behjet. He was not home, but his mother confirmed that he is a doctor and said the prescription drugs were Xanax pills that belong to her and he just had them with him.

Behjet was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, evading responsibility, failure to drive right, fail to drive in a proper lane and failure to obey a control signal.

He was also charged with illegal obtaining or supplying. He was released on $1,000 bond and is due back in court on May 27.

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