MOBILE, Ala (WALA)– A Mobile neurosurgeon is out of a job with a local medical facility after being charged with manslaughter in a crash that eliminated a medical student, FOX10 News has actually learned.
Infirmary Health verified Friday that Dr. Jonathan Nakhla was fired because of his pending criminal charge.
Dr. Jonathan Nakhla”Due to the felony charges brought versus Dr. Nakhla, in accordance with medical personnel laws, he is no longer a member of the medical staff at Mobile Infirmary and no longer used with our company,” a medical facility spokeswoman composed in a statement. Court files show private investigators think Nakhla was driving 138 miles per hour at the time of the crash on the I-65 Service Road on August 1st. Nevertheless, Nakhla’s attorney Dennis Knizley said he wasn’t.
Records also show Nakhla needed to swerve to prevent another vehicle prior to crashing. The guest in the cars and truck, 24-year-old Samantha Thomas was killed.
Nakhla’s bond was set by a judge Wednesday at $200,000. Nakhla is out of City Prison after publishing bail on the same day.
Mobile Police told FOX 10 News that Nakhla’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limitation when the crash occurred.
An initial hearing is set for September 2nd.