Drunk lawyer who drove his car towards oncoming traffic and smashed into a pole ...

Drunk lawyer who drove his car towards oncoming traffic and smashed into a pole ...
Drunk lawyer who drove his car towards oncoming traffic and smashed into a pole ...
Drunk immigration lawyer who drove his car towards oncoming traffic and smashed into a telegraph pole and nine parked vehicles is fined £10,000 Kalum Gunarathna drunkenly drove into oncoming traffic in February 2019 The lawyer had left work at S. Satha & Co Solicitors, where he was drinking He crashed into a telegraph post and nine cars before he attempted to flee He was sentenced to nine months in prison and has now been fined £10,000

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A top lawyer drunkenly drove his car towards oncoming traffic and smashed into a telegraph pole and nine parked vehicles, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

Kalum Gunarathna left work at S. Satha & Co Solicitors after drinking in February 2019 and got into his car, before driving into oncoming traffic and crashing into a telegraph post.

As children looked on, the veteran lawyer struck parked cars and reversed at speed in an attempt to flee the scene of the accident, but smashed into more cars.  

In 2019, Mr Gunarathna was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, and disqualified from driving for two years.

Now, he has been fined £10,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, who said it was 'fortuitous that no physical harm' was caused in the incident.

Kalum Gunarathna (pictured) left work after drinking in February 2019 and got into his car, before driving into oncoming traffic and crashing into a telegraph post

Kalum Gunarathna (pictured) left work after drinking in February 2019 and got into his car, before driving into oncoming traffic and crashing into a telegraph post

He worked at S. Satha & Co Solicitors in London at the time of the incident, where he specialised in immigration and asylum cases.

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard Mr Gunarathna, who qualified as a

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