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
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