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E. Texas doctor gets probation for driving drunk with child

Alan Shiller. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Jail. Alan Shiller. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Jail.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An East Texas doctor with a history of alcohol problems now has a felony charge on his record after pleading guilty to driving drunk with a child passenger.

Alan Dale Shiller, 48, of Palestine, accepted a three-year probation sentence on the state-jail felony charge.

Shiller was arrested in October 2010 after a DPS trooper said he was driving drunk with a six-year-old passenger in Nacogdoches County.

Shiller, an ophthalmologist who practiced in Palestine and Waco, had his license suspended by the Texas medical board for another drunk driving incident that happened in December of 2009. The board said Shiller drove into a utility pole, left the scene, drove off the highway, through several mailboxes and then into a tree while he was on call.  

In the December incident, he also tested positive for three other drugs including PCP, and he had Demerol in his pocket.

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