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Here’s a typical and unusual example of what can happen on our territory.

On Saturday evening, around 11:15 p.m., police officers observed a vehicle leaving the Val-des-Monts Country Festival. On seeing the police, the driver accelerated rapidly in an attempt to outrun them, then stopped in the driveway of a business some 2 km away. The police, who still had visual contact with the vehicle, observed a change of drivers and decided to intercept the vehicle.

At this point, the 24-year-old driver from Val-des-Monts, now the passenger, was clearly showing symptoms of alcohol impairment and was arrested. What’s more, he had no valid driver’s licence. As for the 63-year-old passenger, also from Val-des-Monts, who was now the driver, and to make matters worse for her, she was also arrested for being impaired, as well as for assaulting officers and obstruction. During transport to the police station, she also urinated in the patrol vehicle. Once at the station, she also refused to submit to breathalyzer tests.

As for the 24-year-old driver, he was almost triple the legal limit. Both drivers had their licenses immediately suspended and their vehicles seized. Both will have to appear in court at a later date. In addition, several fines were handed out for a total of $4,276.