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Good Drinking Buddy And A Good Doctor?


Perhaps this is the case with trauma doctor Martin Derusha, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas. As to the doctoring, as reported in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, per Mr. Derusha,

“At this point in my career, I have no malpractice (claims), no problems at all in medicine.”

Maybe in medicine, but …

Derusha was arrested in 1998 for driving while intoxicated in Navarro County.

In 2003, he was arrested in Tarrant County for his second DWI, pleaded guilty and was fined $700 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, according to state documents.

Derusha was arrested again in 2006 for a DWI in Parker County.

The medical board again placed him on a 10-year probation. On Jan. 27, he was arrested in Tarrant County for a fourth DWI, according to board documents.

So what happened?

Derusha said in an interview he voluntarily gave up his license, though the matter was under appeal. “At this point I don’t have the money to argue with them,” he said. “How many battles can you fight at one time?”