Speeding doctor lies about medical emergency, faces 3 years in prison

From OrovilleMR:

A doctor caught driving 95 mph then lying and fabricating evidence that said he was on his way to a medical emergency was found guilty of felony charges.

Nickesh Pravin Shah, 49, of San Francisco, was found guilty of preparing false evidence and offering false evidence in a case that has spanned more than four years.

A California Highway Patrol officer pulled Shah over for speeding “in excess of 95 mph” April 3, 2013, on Highway 99 near Estates Drive south of Chico, according to a news release from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office.

Shah told the officer he was on his way to a medical emergency at Enloe Medical Center, but when the officer called the medical clinic Shah worked at to verify the story, the medical assistant who answered the phone said the doctor was “just late to work,” according to the release. He was ticketed for speeding.

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