According to The Westerly Sun, Dr. Jeffrey Feldman, who is facing felony charges for driving under the influence, drug possession and attempting to escape from a police officer, among others, entered his pleas August 17, at a hearing in a New Hampshire court, following an incident in Tilton, New Hampshire earlier this summer. He pleaded not guilty to all misdemeanor charges, which included moving violations and resisting arrest. Felony cases, namely drug possession in the doctor's case, are not pleaded.
Feldman, 52, is an eye, nose and throat doctor at ENT Associates of Westerly, Rhode Island. He was stopped for speeding on June 16 by a New Hampshire state trooper who claims he was intoxicated, had cocaine on his person and attempted to flee when the officer tried to arrest him. After spending a night in Belknap County Jail, he posted bail and returned to Rhode Island. Since the incident, he has continued to practice at ENT and Westerly Hospital, according to the source.
The president-elect of the hospital's medical staff, Dr. Bill Conlin, told The Westerly Sun in a statement, "We take these allegations seriously and follow the developments with concern. As physicians, our primary interest is to assure the community that patient care is not compromised. On this count, we feel complete confidence in Dr. Feldman."
The newspaper reported that Feldman's lawyer filed a motion to bar any blood and Breathalyzer test results that immediately followed the doctor's arrest from being exhibited, which the judge will decide upon in a hearing set for October 9, when he will also be tried for the misdemeanor charges.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence or accused of drug possession in the Granite State, a New Hampshire DUI attorney can discuss your options with you and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.